Nothing Phone 2a: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Smartphone

Nothing Phone 2a

New Delhi: Nothing, a tech company founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is all set to launch its third smartphone, the Nothing Phone 2a, in India on March 5, 2024. The device will be the first in the company’s portfolio to be manufactured in India, as confirmed by Pei himself on X (formerly Twitter). The Nothing Phone 2a will be a budget-friendly offering, aimed at competing with the likes of Redmi Note Pro+ and Realme 12 Pro+ in the Indian market. Here are some of the key features and specifications of the Nothing Phone 2a, based on official announcements and rumors.

Display and Design

The Nothing Phone 2a will sport a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display will support a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and gaming. The device will also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.

The design of the Nothing Phone 2a will be similar to its predecessor, the Nothing Phone 2, which was launched in December 2023. The device will have a sleek and minimalist look, with a glass back and a metal frame. The back panel will also feature the company’s signature glyph lighting interface, which can be customized to display different patterns and colors. The device will be available in two color options: Black and White.

Camera and Battery

The Nothing Phone 2a will come with a dual camera setup on the rear, consisting of a 50MP primary sensor and a 50MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. The primary sensor will have a large 1/1.5-inch size and support phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The ultra-wide-angle sensor will have a 114-degree field of view and a 0.64-micron pixel size. The device will also have a 16MP selfie camera on the front, housed in a punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner of the screen.

The device will be powered by a 5000mAh battery, which will support fast charging via a USB Type-C port. The device will also have wireless charging and reverse wireless charging capabilities, allowing it to charge other compatible devices.

Processor and Storage

The Nothing Phone 2a will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset, which is a 4nm octa-core processor with two Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.8GHz and six Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset will also have a Mali-G610 MC4 GPU for graphics performance. The device will run on Android 14, with the company’s own Nothing OS 2.5 skin on top.

The device will have two storage variants: 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device will not have a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

Price and Availability

The Nothing Phone 2a will be officially launched in India on March 5, 2024, at an online event that will be streamed live on the company’s website and social media channels. The device is expected to be priced under ₹30,000 in India, making it cheaper than the current flagship, the Nothing Phone 2, which retails for ₹39,999. The device will be sold exclusively on Flipkart, where it will go on sale shortly after the launch.

Nothing Phone 2a

The Nothing Phone 2a will be the third smartphone from Nothing, following the Nothing Phone 1 and the Nothing Phone 2, which were launched in July 2022 and December 2023, respectively. The company has also expanded its product portfolio to include audio devices, such as the Nothing Ear (2) and the Nothing Ear (stick), and a sub-brand called CMF, which focuses on color, material, and finish. The company aims to create a world where tech is fun again, by offering products that combine iconic design and premium performance.