Nothing Phone (2a) Spotted on NBTC; New Renders Hint at Design Shift Ahead of MWC Reveal

HomeTech NewsNothing Phone (2a) Spotted on NBTC; New Renders Hint at Design Shift Ahead of MWC Reveal


  • Nothing Phone (2a) confirmed via NBTC with full connectivity support.
  • Features include 6.7-inch FHD+ display, 120Hz refresh rate, and Android 13.
  • Potential departure from signature Glyph Interface in new design.
  • Exclusive sale in India through Flipkart confirmed.

Nothing is likely gearing up to unveil the Nothing Phone (2a) at the upcoming MWC event, with an imminent launch in India also on the horizon.

The smartphone’s impending arrival has seen a dedicated microsite on Flipkart, signaling its exclusive sale through the e-commerce platform in India.

A series of leaks and revelations, including hands-on images shared on Reddit and new renders courtesy of Smartprix, offer glimpses into the design and specifications of the device.

Recently, the Nothing Phone (2a) was officially recognized through NBTC certification in Thailand, confirming its model number as A142 and its support for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G connectivity.

Certification and Expected Features

Certification and Expected Features
Nothing Phone (2a) Certification and Expected Features

The NBTC certification not only affirms the Nothing Phone (2a)’s moniker but also sheds light on its comprehensive connectivity capabilities.

Past leaks have painted a promising picture, suggesting the phone will boast a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Android 13 OS, and be powered by the Dimensity 7200 SoC.

Photography enthusiasts can look forward to a 50MP dual-camera setup at the back and a 32MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

Potential Design Change

Nothing Phone (2a): Rumoured Specifications and Features
Nothing Phone (2a) Potential Design Change

Also, a new leak has revealed what could be a significant design evolution for the Nothing Phone (2a).

Contrary to previous models, the latest renders suggest a departure from the brand’s signature Glyph Interface and transparent back panel.

The Phone (2a) is depicted with a simpler design featuring a dual-lens camera setup, subdued branding, and a back panel that mimics a teardown sticker rather than showcasing the internals.

The absence of the Glyph Interface and transparent elements in the leaked render of the Nothing Phone (2a) hints at a new direction for Nothing’s aesthetic and functional approach.

While it may disappoint fans of the brand’s original design ethos, this move could also attract a different segment of consumers seeking a more understated yet distinctive smartphone experience.

Nothing Phone 2a Specs


Sim Type Dual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual Sim Yes
Sim Size Nano+Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone
Release Date July 11, 2023


Type Color AMOLED Screen (1B Colors)
Touch Yes, 240 Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Size 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2412 pixels, 120 Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
PPI ~ 394 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio ~ 87.2%
Features 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 500 nits Brightness, 1000 nits HBM, 1200 nits Peak Brightness
Notch Yes, Punch Hole


Storage 128 GB
Storage Type UFS 2.2
Card Slot No


3G Yes
4G Yes
5G Yes
5G Bands n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28/n30/n38/n40/n41/n66/n71/n75/n77/n78
VoLTE Yes, Dual Stand-By
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Wifi Version Wi-Fi 6, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4 GHz | 5 GHz)
Bluetooth Yes, v5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC
USB Yes, USB-C v2.0
USB Features USB Tethering, USB on-the-go, USB Charging, USB Storage


GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Face Unlock Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Front and Rear Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core
3.5mm Headphone Jack No
Extra NFC
Water Resistance Yes
IP Rating IP54
Dust Resistant Yes
Extra Features Glyph Interface, Dual stereo speakers


Rear Camera 50 MP 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS f/1.9 (Wide Angle)
13 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide) with autofocus
Features Night Mode, Portrait Mode, Motion Photo, Super Res Zoom, Lenticular (Filter), AI Scene Detection, Expert Mode, Panorama, Night Mode, Document Mode)
Video Recording 4K @ 30 fps UHD, 1080p @ 30 fps FHD
Flash Yes, LED
Front Camera Punch Hole 16 MP f/2.45 (Wide Angle) with Screen Flash
Front Video Recording 1080p @ 30 fps FHD


OS Android v13
Custom UI Nothing OS 2
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen3
CPU 2.63 GHz, Octa Core Processor
Core Details 1xPrime Core@2.63 GHz & 3xPerformance Cores@2.4 GHz& 4xEfficiency cores@1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno GPU
IP Rating IP54
Java No
Browser Yes, supports HTML5


Email Yes
Video MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265 (HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
FM Radio No
Document Reader Yes


Type Non-Removable Battery
Size 5000 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast Charging Yes, 35W Fast Charging
Reverse Charging Yes, 5W


What does the NBTC certification reveal about the Nothing Phone (2a)?

The certification confirms the device’s model number (A142) and its support for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks.

What are the expected features of the Nothing Phone (2a)?

Leaks suggest a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 7200 SoC, a 50MP dual-camera setup, and a 32MP front camera.

How does the new design of the Nothing Phone (2a) differ from previous models?

New renders indicate a simpler design, moving away from the Glyph Interface and transparent back, featuring a dual-lens camera and minimalistic branding.

Will the design change affect the brand’s identity?

While it may diverge from Nothing’s original design ethos, it could attract consumers looking for a distinctive yet understated smartphone design.

Where can I purchase the Nothing Phone (2a) in India?

The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart in India.

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