Nothing is updating its recognizable Glyph user interface for its forthcoming Phone 2 smartphone, which will be made public on July 11. An early hands-on video with the new smartphone by YouTuber Marques Brownlee provides a comprehensive look at the built-in flashing light interface and the improvements Nothing has made compared to the Phone 1 last year.
Albeit the Glyph interface utilizes generally a similar example, it presently incorporates more zones of Driven lighting, which ought to permit it to offer more granular control of the telephone's lighting impacts. This time around, the number of zones is almost triple, with 33 zones on the Phone 2 compared to 12 on the Phone 1.
With more zones, the phone can show how loud its volume is or how far along a timer is in the curved light strip on the back's upper right side. Uber and the Indian restaurant app Zomato have agreed to support the plan to allow third-party apps to use this light strip as a progress bar. Even though their layout is roughly the same as it was the previous time, the strips themselves are divided into additional sections.
One more new component is the capacity to set an "fundamental application" and have its warnings enlighten the upper right light strip on the rear of the telephone. Therefore, it should now be possible to have the Phone 2 illuminate for WhatsApp notifications but not Gmail or Instagram notifications.
With a few tweaks, the Phone 2 keeps the basic design language of the Phone 1. The non-white variation is currently more dark than dark in variety, and Brownlee takes note of that its back is somewhat more adjusted this time around. If you're interested in the white model, Nothing has showcased it in a brand-new promotional image that was uploaded to its website and that we've included below.
Brownlee's video adds to a long list of details about its Phone 2, including that it will feature a transparent USB-C cable, support for four years of security updates and three years of Android updates, and be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor. Importantly, unlike its predecessor, it will also be available in the United States. On our Phone 2 stream, you can find a comprehensive list of Everything's phone announcements.