The tech world is buzzing with the hype Nothing is creating for Nothing Phone 2 which prepares for its grand unveiling on July 11. Marques Brownlee, renowned as MKBHD on YouTube, recently treated eager fans with an exclusive video showcasing the Phone 2’s design, specifically highlighting its innovative Glyph Interface. Additionally, Nothing’s CEO, Carl Pei, has generously shared some camera samples, giving enthusiasts a glimpse of the phone’s photography capabilities. Let’s dive into the revelations made by MKBHD and the tantalizing camera sneak peeks shared by Carl Pei.
Summary: Tech YouTuber MKBHD unveiled Nothing Phone 2’s Glyph Interface and design changes. CEO Carl Pei shared camera samples ahead of the July 11 launch.
MKBHD Reveals Nothing Phone 2’s Design and New Glyph Interface
Nothing Phone 2’s Visual Design Tweaks
The Nothing Phone 2 maintains a similar visual design to establish consistency as a young company. However, there are some subtle tweaks to enhance its aesthetics. The back of the phone features a slightly lighter gray tone and a more rounded glass design, which adds to its overall appeal. Let’s dive deeper into what makes this phone stand out.
Enhanced Glyph Interface
The most notable improvement in the Nothing Phone 2 lies in its Glyph interface. The Phone 1 had five strips of white LEDs with a specific pattern, but the Phone 2 takes it up a notch. While the shapes remain the same, there are significant tweaks in the arrangement.
Arc Split: The arc around the camera now splits into two strips, creating a visually appealing effect.
Increased LED Zones: The larger strip in the middle now consists of six pieces, significantly increasing the number of addressable LED zones.
Practical Applications of the Glyph Interface
With the enhanced LED lighting capabilities, the Nothing Phone 2 introduces some practical applications for its Glyph interface:
Charging Progress Indicator: Just like its predecessor, the bottom exclamation mark can be used as a charging progress indicator, providing a visual cue for the battery level.
Volume Indicator: The Glyph interface now features a volume indicator when media is playing, allowing users to see the volume level and adjust it accordingly.
Glyph Timer: The phone incorporates a Glyph Timer, perfect for productivity enthusiasts. Users can set a timer and flip the phone over to start the countdown, observing the LEDs rolling down to indicate the timer’s progress.
Third-Party Addressability: Nothing plans to open up the Glyph interface for third-party developers, enabling various applications, like tracking Uber or food delivery services, where the LEDs display the progress of your orders. Nothing has already collabed with Uber and DoorDash like food delivery company Zomato.
Essential Notifications Feature
For those who seek more personalization, the Nothing Phone 2 introduces an “Essential Notifications” feature. This functionality keeps a specific app that’s important to the user lit up in a corner strip until the notification is addressed. Although full customization is not yet available, this feature ensures that you won’t miss any crucial notifications from that particular app.
The New Glyph Composer
Nothing empowers users with the Glyph Composer, allowing them to create their own ringtones. Users can indulge in their inner DJ and design unique and personalized ringtones using the Glyph interface. A few days ago nothing teased this feature and announced their collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia.
Carl Pei Shares Camera Samples Ahead of Phone 2 Launch
Improved Camera Capabilities
With the original Nothing Phone 1 receiving mixed reviews for its camera, the Phone 2 aims to rectify these concerns. Carl Pei, Nothing’s CEO, has generously shared camera samples that indicate a significant improvement in image processing. The shots feature vibrant colors, and sharp details, and add slightly more contrasts, promising a better photography experience overall.
The Phone (2) camera is turning out to be pretty good. Other brands use pro photographers or even pretend DSLR photos are shot on phones.— Carl Pei (@getpeid) July 3, 2023
To keep things real, I encourage everyone testing the Phone (2) to share unfiltered images right now.
I'll go first. 📸 #NothingPhone2 pic.twitter.com/cEUQaFlkPq
More About Nothing Phone 2
Here are some expected specifications we already know from previous leaks:
- Display: 6.7″ FHD+ OLED 120Hz (adaptive)
- Processor: The Nothing Phone 2 will feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, offering enhanced power, speed, battery life, connectivity, and camera capabilities compared to the Snapdragon 700 series found in the Phone 1.
- Rear Camera: 50MP (IMX890) (f/1.9) (OIS) + 50MP Ultra Wide (JN1)
- Selfie Camera: 32 MP
- Optical Fingerprint Sensor, IP rating
- Battery: The phone will be equipped with a 4,700mAh battery.
- Charging: 33W wired Charging and 15W Wireless Charging
- RAM and Storage: Rumored specifications suggest a minimum of 12GB RAM and at least 128GB of internal storage. The phone may also support virtual RAM borrowed from the 256GB internal storage.
- Software: Android 13, Nothing OS 2.0 (3 years of software updates + 4 years of security updates)
No price leaks have yet been confirmed. But we can guess that the price of the Nothing Phone 2 will probably be higher than the Nothing Phone 1 or at least similar, which launched at £399 (roughly around $500), in India it could be priced around ₹42000. One leak suggested the Phone 2 Will be significantly more expensive than the Phone 1, but Nothing’s CEO Carl Pei responded to that in a tweet “Who leaked this? 😡”. So it’s probably not true.
Also read: Nothing Phone 2 Pre-order Already Started.
As the countdown to the Nothing Phone 2 launch nears its end, fans are thrilled by the insightful video by MKBHD, showcasing the Phone 2’s innovative Glyph Interface and unique design. Additionally, Carl Pei’s camera samples offer a glimpse of the device’s improved photography capabilities. With its anticipated US release and potentially competitive pricing, the Nothing Phone 2 promises to be a tech marvel, living up to the expectations of smartphone enthusiasts worldwide. July 11 cannot come soon enough!