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Nothing Phone (2a) now official with Dimensity 7200 SoC

by on06 March 2024

New Glyphs, dual-camera system, and €329 starting price

Nothing has officially launched its new Nothing Phone (2a), starting at €329 and shipping on March 12. The new Nothing phone is built around a 6.78-inch screen, powered by a custom version of Mediatek's 4nm Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC, and has a dual 50MP rear camera system.

The Nothing Phone (2a) follows the design of previous Nothing phones, especially with the rear Glyph lighting system, something that is unique to Nothing phones. Measuring 161.7x76.3x8.6mm and weighing 190g, the Nothing Phone (2a) is built around a 6.78-inch 2412x1080 resolution 10-bit AMOLED screen with 1,300nits and upgraded 30 to 120Hz variable refresh rate. The screen i protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, but it unfortunately only comes with IP54 protection.

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Nothing teamed up with Mediatek for the Nothing Phone (2a), going for the 4nm Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC. According to Nothing, the 4nm Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC should be up to 18 percent faster than the Snapdragon 778G+, while drawing 16 percent less power. The SoC features an eight-core CPU part with two Cortex-A715 and six Cortex-A510 cores, clocked at up to 2.8GHz, and comes with Arm Mali-G610 MC4 GPU and Mediatek 5th generation APU 650.

The most unique design aspect of the Nothing Phone (2a) is the rear Glyph lights, and this time around, there are three LED lights that can be used in different ways including to show you various notifications. These three LED lights have 26 individually addressable zones, and support the Glyph Timer, Glyph Torch, and Glyph Progress, in addition to notifications.

Nothing is calling the rear design "the eyes", which sits well with the dual rear camera system. Nothing is using two 50MP sensors, placed behind an f/1.88 wide-angle lens with OIS and an f/2.2 fixed-focus ultrawide lens. The front camera is the same 32MP one seen on the Nothing Phone (2).

Nothing also added the biggest battery at 5,000mAh, with support for 45W charging. It can charge it up to 50 percent in 23 minutes and to 100 percent in just under an hour. The phone runs on Nothing OS 2.5 based on Android 14, and Nothing promises 3 years of Android and 4 years of security updates.

The Nothing Phone (2a) will be available in two versions, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It is priced at €329/£319/INR 23,999 and €379/£349/INR 27,999. Unfortunately, the US won't get the phone outside the Nothing Developer Program, where it is priced at $349, but the good side is that everyone can apply to the same program and wait to be approved.

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