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Nothing Phone 2: IR Blaster, aptX Adaptive Bluetooth Codecs, A Super Guide

Avatar of InfoDesk By InfoDesk Feb9,2023 #Nothing Phone 2
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The Nothing Phone 2 is a more premium device than its predecessor and features a few notable upgrades. The official announcement was made on the 11th of July, 2023 and we have detailed specs and pricing.

Key features include a bigger display, a more powerful, premium flagship processor, and 11 segmented LED strips with 33 total LED lighting zones in the Glyph interface. The head of Nothing Technologies operations in India has confirmed that the Nothing Phone 2 is made in India – by BYD Electronic, a Shenzhen-based manufacturer, in Tamil Nadu.

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Nothing Phone 2 brief specs

  • OS: Android 13
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.7-inch, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 120Hz OLED, Corning’s Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • Selfie Camera: 32 MP
  • Rear camera: 50 MP dual
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • ROM: 512 GB
  • Battery: 4700mAh

Nothing Phone 2 detailed specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 (AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Nothing OS 2.0 based on Android 13

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 194g
  • Display: 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, OLED, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Colours: White. Black.
  • Physical Build: Aluminium frame; Gorilla Glass5 transparent back. IP53 splash resistance. Multiple LED lights on the back.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 3.2 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno
  • RAM: 8 GB / 12 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM: Yes.
  • Internal Storage: 256 GB / 512 GB
  • External Storage: No

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor + 50 MP ultrawide angle lens, autofocus, LED flash, dual OIS, dual EIS, 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 32 MP Sony IMX615 sensor, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: No.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; in-display.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE
  • Bluetooth Codecs: aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 4700mAh
  • Battery Charging: 45W fast charging.
  • Wireless Charging: Yes (15W).
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: A065

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: July 11, 2023
  • Release Date: July 17, 2023

Nothing Phone 2 Prices by Country

USA: $599 (8/128GB). $699 (12/256GB). $799 (12/512GB).

United Kingdom: £579 (8/128GB). £629 (12/256GB). £699 (12/512GB).

France, Germany & European Union: €679 (8/128GB). €729 (12/256GB). €849 (12/512GB).

Switzerland: CHF

Australia: $1,049 AUD (8GB + 128GB), $1,149 AUD (12GB + 256GB), and $1,249 AUD (12GB + 512GB).

Many of the above prices are rough conversions, as the Nothing Phone 2 is not officially available in many countries. The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

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Does Nothing Phone 2 support aptX codecs?

The phone supports the following Bluetooth audio codecs: aptX, aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, and aptX Low Latency. In addition, it supports Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound.

Does Nothing Phone 2 have WiFi 6?

Yes; it has WiFi 6.

Does Nothing Phone 2 have IR blaster?

No; it does not have an IR blaster.

Does Nothing Phone 2 have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Nothing Phone 2 work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Nothing Technology says they won’t be shipping to the USA, though you can always make your own arrangements to ship it in.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Nothing Phone 2 does not have an infrared/IR blaster. If you are wondering whether it supports any aptX Bluetooth codecs, yes; it supports aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, and Snapdragon Sound.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specifications of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Nothing Phone 2 Review Rating

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