Restock alert! Nothing Phone (2a) Special Edition is on sale again – if you're quick

Nothing's Phone (2a) SE is back in stock

Nothing Phone (2a) SE
(Image credit: Nothing)

Just last month Nothing announced a special edition of its Phone (2a) and it did not last very long. Having sold out first time around, however, now there's suddenly more stock available direct from Nothing's Store

The original Nothing Phone (2a) was a surprise and delight when it comes to the best affordable phones. Indeed, it won the Best Mid-Range Phone at the T3 Awards 2024, outpacing rivals from Samsung and Google to take the crown. 

As you can see from the image up top, the 'SE' version of Phone (2a) comes with a much brighter colour palette, delivering blues, reds and yellow highlights against a white-and-grey rear – a stark contrast compared to the usual 'Nothing black or white' palette. It looks great. 

Nothing Phone (2a) SE

(Image credit: Nothing)

That is all that makes this Phone (2a) a 'Special Edition', though, as everything else is present and correct as per the original device release. That means plenty of power, thanks to a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro processor, a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery, and a slew of updates to the software to make it an even better-to-use handset.

The main divisive feature about the design, however, is the duo of cameras to the rear towards the centre top. I think they look kind-of 'cutesy', though, almost like a little Minion from the not-affiliated Dreamworks movie. The new colour palette does soften the look for the better in my view.

And fans clearly agreed: it didn't take long for the Nothing Phone (2a) Special Edition to sell out last time, so if you've been waiting to buy one then you'd best be quick with this sudden opportunity. I can't imagine that by 10th June – just in time for Apple WWDC – that there'll be any of this Android special remaining for purchase.

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.