Nothing Phone (2) spotted on BIS certification website to feature Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; India Launch Soon

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* The Nothing Phone (2) has been spotted on the Indian BIS certification website ahead of launch.
* The BIS listing suggests that the India launch of the device might be imminent.
* The device will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

A report that surfaced last month claimed that the model number of the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) is A065.

Nothing Phone (2)

Since Nothing’s Phone (1) came out in India last year, its follow-up is also likely to come out in the country.

A new Nothing device with model number AIN065 has appeared in the database of the BIS authority.

It appears to be the Indian variant of the Phone (2). The BIS listing is a good hint that the company could be planning to launch the smartphone in the coming weeks.

Nothing Phone (2)

The BIS listing has no information on the specifications of the device. However, recent reports have revealed some of its details.

First of all, earlier this month, a Qualcomm executive accidentally revealed that the Phone (2) will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Hence, it appears that the device will be packed with top-notch specifications.

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing confirmed the arrival of its Nothing Phone (2) smartphone. The Nothing Phone (2) is likely going to be an upper mid-range smartphone and will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

The device is expected to launch sometime in Q2/Q3 2023, and ahead of the official release, the Nothing Phone (2) has been spotted on the Indian BIS certification authority website, which hints at an imminent launch in the country.

Let’s take a look.

Nothing Phone (2) visits Indian BIS ahead of Launch

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone (2) (with the model number Nothing AIN065) has recently been certified by the Indian BIS certification.

Though the BIS certification listing does not tell us anything about the specifications and features of the device, it sure suggests that the launch of the device is imminent.

This is the first time that the model number has popped up on any certification website, and even though the listing does not explicitly map the model number with the Nothing Phone (2) moniker, given the brand’s past trends, we can certainly not expect it to be any other smartphone, and it will, in all likelihood, be the Nothing Phone (2).

Nothing Phone (2) Specifications (Expected)

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone (2) will have an AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is likely to support an FHD+ resolution and feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner. It will run on Nothing OS-based Android 13.

The SoC is likely to be paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in storage. It is expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery. However, there is no information available on the fast charging capabilities of the Phone (2). Like the predecessor, the Phone (2) is expected will support wireless charging.

Also, the rumor mill is yet to leak details about the Phone (2)’s design and cameras. It is likely to come equipped with an enhanced version of the Glyph interface that was made available in the previous generation. It is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2023.


Nothing Phone (2)

Key Specs

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
Rear Camera 50 MP + 50 MP + 50 MP
Front Camera 32 MP
Battery 4700 mAh
Display 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)


Launch Date July 19, 2023 (Unofficial)
Operating System Android v13


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
CPU Octa core (3.2 GHz, Single core, Cortex X2 + 250 MHz, Tri core, Cortex A710 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 4 nm
Graphics Adreno 730


Display Type OLED
Screen Size 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 395 ppi
Bezel-less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate 120 Hz


Camera Setup Triple
Resolution 50 MP, Primary Camera
50 MP
50 MP
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 8150 x 6150 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 32 MP, Primary Camera


Capacity 4700 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Removable No
Wireless Charging Yes
Quick Charging Yes, Fast, 66W
USB Type-C Yes


Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory No

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.2
GPS Yes with A-GPS
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack USB Type-C


Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position On-screen
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

FAQ’s On Nothing Phone (2)

1) What are the Nothing Phone (2) specifications (expected)?

Ans) The Nothing Phone (2) is expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Nothing Phone (2) is expected to come powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which could be coupled with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.

Coming to the battery of the device, the Nothing Phone (2) is tipped to feature a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging and wireless fast charging as well. In terms of software, the Nothing Phone (2) is more than likely to boot the latest Android 13-based Nothing OS out of the box.

Lastly, the device could feature a 50MP main camera with support for OIS.

2) What chip the Nothing Phone (2) will use?

Ans) The slip happened during MWC 2023. Qualcomm’s SVP and GM of Mobile, Compute and XR business unit, Alex Katouzian made a post congratulating Carl Pei and the Nothing team on the launch of the Nothin (2).
There are a few things interesting about the post.

Firstly, that phone is nowhere near launch.
We haven’t even gotten any officialannouncement about it.
What’s more notable, however, is the mention of the processor that this phone is set to use.

“Congratulations Cari Pei and the Nothing Team on the launch on the launch of Nothing Phone2 with #qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.”
Since this bit of information came from an executive over at Qualcomm, we can be sure that it’s correct.
You’d still want to keep an eye out in case anything changes or if Katouzian was actually mistaken.

So, if this phone uses a processor so powerful, then it will definitely be able to go toe-to-toe with the top phones of the year. Sure, it’s half of a generation behind, but the differences in day-to-day performance will be negligible.
With a higher-performing chip, we’re also expecting a higher price tag along with it.

Not only is Nothing using a more expensive SoC, but the diminishing economy means that manufacturing the phone will be even more expensive.
We’re not sure how much the phone will cost when it hits the shelves, but let’s hope that it’s close to that of the Nothing Phone (1).

Of course, for those that were hoping for and wanted the best possible internals inside the Nothing Phone 2, it looks like that probably won’t be happening this year. Again, as stated before, this isn’t a huge blow to the handset, and by using an older generation processor, there’s always the chance, or there’s a likely chance that the price of the device will debut much lower than competitors offerings.

But, it’d be interesting to hear your thoughts on this? What do you think about the Nothing Phone 2 using an older generation processor?

3) Whats new in the Nothing Phone (2) in comparison to Nothing Phone (1) ?

Ans) Now with a better build and specifications, we believe that the price of the Nothing Phone (2) may also go up quite a bit. The Phone (1) was launched in three variants in India – the base 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage model comes at a price of Rs 32,999. The other two models — 8GB RAM plus 256GB storage and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage come at a price of RS 35,999 and Rs 38999.

Although, the company has offered the phone with big discounts every other month since its launch. So, it is safe to assume that the price of the Nothing Phone (2) could be higher when compared to the Phone (1).

Also Read: Nothing Phone (2) to be powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, Qualcomm executive reveals accidentally ahead of Nothing Ear (2) launch

Also Read: Nothing Phone (2) Launch Confirmed for U.S. Release in Late 2023

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