Nothing Phone (2) is going to enter the market this month itself. There is no less curiosity among the technology circles and smartphone lovers about this premium grade smartphone to be launched on July 11. Nothing made its mark in the smartphone industry last year by offering a transparent back design with a special LED light on its first handset. So it is expected that one of the highlights of the successor model will be its design. Before the launch of the Nothing Phone (2), as the company has released several information about the phone, several sources have revealed several of its specifications. And now a top tech reviewer has revealed the Nothing Phone (2) design. He also explains about the advanced glyph interface on its back panel. It appears that Phone (2) will offer a more advanced glyph interface than its predecessor. Let’s see what the exterior design of the upcoming handset is going to look like.
The design of the Nothing Phone (2) has been revealed
Tech reviewer Marcus Brownlee aka MKBHD has exclusively revealed the design of the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel. The first thing that will be noticed in the video is that the design is similar to the render of the phone (2) that was leaked a few days ago, which was shared by popular tipster Onlix. At the time, Nothing’s founder and CEO Carl Pei tweeted the word “fake” to disprove these renders. But now it appears that the renders were pretty accurate in terms of design, showing the device’s curved back, new split center and camera arc on the glyph interface. But, what the renders got wrong was the color of the smartphone.
The YouTube video showed the Nothing Phone (2) with light gray color, while the renders showed a white panel on the back of the phone. Also, the phone’s punch-hole cutout will be at the top-center of the display, while renders show it positioned at the top-left corner of the screen.
Marquez revealed in his video that the Nothing Phone 2 has 33 LED lights on its back panel, up from 12 on its predecessor. The rear shell is identical but the large arc in the center is divided into six parts and the camera arc is divided into two. The largest LED strip in the center arc on the top right has 16 LEDs and is interactive, as are the exclamation LEDs below.
Although, the Exclamation LED is limited to a battery level indicator, the new 16-LED arc strip will be used as a progress bar. It can be used with timers and third party apps like Zomato and Uber to show progress. According to Marques, the LED indicator will use live notifications like Uber’s distance or Zomato’s food order location to show activity progress. This progress indicator for 16 LEDs will make the LED strip look much more precise and granular.
The YouTuber also said that the Glyph interface now offers a new feature called Essential Notifications, which allows users to select important apps. Once set, the upper diagonal LED strip will stay on after a notification from the user’s selected app until the notification is not viewed. Also, Nothing Phone (2) now allows users to create custom glyph ringtones.