The Morning After: Nothing’s Phone 2 is coming to the US for $599

The see-through smartphone gets some upgrades but keeps the unique design.


If you’re looking for a phone a little more unique than just another iPhone or Galaxy, Nothing is happy to oblige. With its second phone, it’s finally launching in the US. This time, it’s a flagship device, with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bigger screen and better cameras. The Nothing Phone 2 has updated 50MP primary and ultra-wide rear cams, with 2X super-res digital zoom and object tracking.


Nothing is playing to its custom-software strengths, with deeper customization in its low-key dot-matrix fonts and design. There are more advanced widgets, like shortcuts to quick settings, and a new array of custom color themes to stretch you beyond white, black and red. You can also set up an “essential app” that lights up a region of the phone’s glyph lighting on the back when it has notifications. This means you could prioritize WhatsApp or text messages with a special visual flourish, separate from all the other smartphone notifications.

Despite those upgrades, the Nothing Phone 2 will be a competitive $599 when it arrives in the US on July 17th at 4 AM ET. Expect to hear our impressions very soon.

– Mat Smith


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