Nothing Phone 2: Ahead of the official announcement on July 11th, Nothing is showcasing its upgraded Glyph interface for the upcoming Nothing Phone 2 smartphone. YouTuber Marques Brownlee has released an early hands-on video, offering a comprehensive overview of the flashing light interface on the back of the phone and the changes made by Nothing compared to last year’s Nothing Phone 1.
Nothing Phone 2: Upgraded Lighting Effects with More Zones, Greater Control
While the overall pattern of the Glyph interface remains familiar, Nothing has expanded the number of LED lighting zones, providing users with enhanced control over the phone’s lighting effects. This time, the Phone 2 boasts nearly triple the number of zones, with a total of 33 compared to the 12 zones featured in Phone 1.
Nothing Phone 2: Advanced Functionality and App Integration
The increased number of zones allows the Phone 2 to display additional information within the curved strip of light on the upper right side of the phone’s back. Users can now see the volume level or track the progress of a timer through this innovative lighting display. Excitingly, third-party apps such as Uber and Zomato have partnered with Nothing to utilize the light strip as a dynamic progress bar. Additionally, the light strip is further divided into sections, providing a more detailed visual experience while retaining its familiar layout.
Nothing Phone 2: Tailored Illumination for Essential Apps
Introducing a new feature, the Phone 2 allows users to set an “essential app” of their choice, illuminating the top right light strip on the back of the phone for notifications specific to that app. This means you can now customize which app’s notifications trigger the illuminated display. Whether it’s WhatsApp, Gmail, or Instagram, the Phone 2 puts you in control.
Nothing Phone 2: Sleek Design, Refined Aesthetics
The Phone 2 maintains the essence of its predecessor’s design language while incorporating subtle refinements. The non-white variant now showcases a sophisticated gray color scheme instead of pure black. Brownlee also notes a slight rounding of the phone’s back, further enhancing its ergonomic feel. For those captivated by the white version, Nothing has released a stunning promotional image on their website, providing a glimpse of its elegance.
Beyond the Glyph: More Exciting Features and Availability
Brownlee’s video complements the array of details that Nothing has already unveiled about the Phone 2 in recent weeks. Expectations include a transparent USB-C cable, extended support for 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security updates, and the formidable power of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor.