The Nothing Phone (2) is scheduled to launch in exactly one week, on Tuesday July 11th. So today there was the first official look at the back of the cell phone in the two color options white and gray. At first glance, not much has changed in the design. But the new model comes with a revised glyph interface.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee has already been able to take a first look at this new Glyph interface. He also shows parts of the corresponding software and the design of the new Nothing Phone (2). The top edge and sides of the back now curve into the frame, another difference from the first Nothing Phone.
Additionally, the Nothing Phone (2) now features eleven LED-based glyph segments, compared to five elements on the Nothing Phone (1). The updated Glyph interface, on the other hand, now has 33 LED lighting zones compared to 12 previously, so there shouldn’t be any obstacles to precise control of the LEDs.
The video also shows the Nothing Phone (2) volume control using the Glyph interface on the back. The Glyph Timer works in a similar way, showing the remaining time in the form of LEDs. Nothing has also added so-called Essential Notifications. These assign the upper right LED to a specific app, which then lights up until you delete the notification.
Nothing will also work with third-party app developers to open the new Glyph interface to as many apps as possible.