Nothing Phone 2a Set for Imminent Launch After Appearing on TUV Certification

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  • TUV certification confirms 45W charging for Nothing Phone 2a.

  • Nothing Phone 2a to feature USB Power Delivery compatibility.

  • Expected to boast a 6.7-inch full-HD AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.

  • Rumored dual rear camera setup with 50MP primary and ultra-wide-angle lenses.

The much-anticipated Nothing Phone 2a, the midrange sibling of the Nothing Phone 2, is inching closer to its launch, with the latest sighting on the TUV certification website hinting at an imminent release. 

This upcoming handset from Nothing, expected to debut by the end of February, marks a significant step for the company as it introduces a MediaTek chipset in its product lineup for the first time.

Nothing Phone 2(a): What the Certification Says

Nothing Phone 2(a): What the Certification Says

The TUV certification listing for the Nothing Phone 2a, bearing the model number A142, reveals some key features, including support for 45W charging, similar to its predecessor, the Nothing Phone 2. 

While there’s no confirmation on wireless charging capabilities, the inclusion of 45W charging sets a promising standard for the device’s battery life and efficiency.

An interesting revelation from the TUV certification is the support for the USB Power Delivery (PD) standard.

This feature indicates that the Nothing Phone 2a can be charged with any USB PD-compatible charger, offering convenience and flexibility to users.

In terms of design and specifications, leaks and speculations suggest that the Nothing Phone 2a will maintain the aesthetic appeal synonymous with the brand.

The device is expected to house MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 processor and configurations of up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Nothing Phone 2(a): Expected Specs

Nothing Phone 2a: Expectations
Nothing Phone 2(a): Expected Specs

The Nothing Phone 2a is rumored to feature a 6.7-inch full-HD AMOLED screen, boasting a 120Hz refresh rate.

Running on Android 14-based Nothing OS 2.5, the phone promises a user-friendly interface with the latest software enhancements.

For photography enthusiasts, the Nothing Phone 2a is expected to come equipped with a dual rear camera setup.

This includes a 50MP primary camera complemented by a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera, aiming to deliver versatile and high-quality imaging.

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 new features are confirmed for the Nothing Phone 2a?

The Nothing Phone 2a is confirmed to have 45W charging and USB Power Delivery compatibility, as revealed by its TUV certification. This suggests enhanced charging capabilities and flexibility.

Will the Nothing Phone 2a support wireless charging?

As of now, there is no confirmation on whether the Nothing Phone 2a will include wireless charging capabilities, despite its advanced 45W wired charging feature.

What can we expect in terms of display and performance from the Nothing Phone 2a?

The Nothing Phone 2a is rumored to sport a 6.7-inch full-HD AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and is expected to run on MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 processor for smooth performance.

What are the camera specifications for the Nothing Phone 2a?

The device is anticipated to feature a dual rear camera setup, including a 50MP primary camera and a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera, aiming to provide versatile photography options.

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