Nothing just revealed more details on the Malaysian availability of the Nothing Phone 2. The first sale of the premium mid-range phone on our shores is set to happen on 15 July, and two variants will be offered for our market.
Both the 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB configurations of the Phone 2 will be first available in Malaysia through Crossover Mid Valley on 15 July this Saturday; it will be more widely available next week on 22 July. Unfortunately enough, it appears the more affordable 8GB + 128GB variant won’t be offered here. Nonetheless, both the white and new grey colourways will be sold locally.
Compared to last year’s Phone 1, the Phone 2 now features a reworked Glyph Interface with a slightly different design. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, the chipmaker’s flagship SoC last year. According to Nothing, this chip brings 80% performance improvement compared to the Phone 1’s Snapdragon 778G+ processor. This makes sense, given that the 778G+ is a mid-tier offering.
Other specifications of the Phone 2 include a 6.7-inch 1080p LTPO OLED display with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, a dual camera system (50MP main + 50MP ultra-wide), a 32MP selfie camera, up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, as well as a 4,700mAh battery with 45W fast charging.
The Nothing Phone 2 Malaysian launch is set for 14 July this Friday; the local pricing of the premium phone will be unveiled then. But given that the base 8GB + 128GB variant of the phone won’t be offered here, expect the starting price of the Phone 2 to be a tad higher than other markets.