Nothing Phone (2) breaks cover in video with interesting tweaks to glyph

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Nothing Phone (2) breaks cover in video with interesting tweaks to glyph
The Nothing Phone (2) is slated for full reveal on July 11 but popular TechTuber Marques Brownlee unsurprisingly has already gotten his hands on the smartphone and shot a video to show us some of the changes.

The Nothing Phone (2) looks a lot like the Phone (1) and is nearly identical to the leaked renders that Carl Pei, CEO of Nothing and co-founder of OnePlus, presumably called fake.


The new handset appears to have slightly more rounded glass on the back and the LED light strips that make up the glyph interface are now broken up into more pieces and are more functional than before.


The light strip around the cameras has been split into two pieces and the big middle strip has been divided into six individual strips. This means that the phone now has more addressable LED zones - 33 to be exact, compared to 12 on the outgoing model.

The top strip around the wireless charging section has 16 LEDs and is now being used as a progress indicator. For instance, it can show you the volume level and can also be used as a visual indicator for the timer.


More interestingly, even third parties will now be able to control the LEDs and Nothing has already roped Uber and food delivery company Zomato in.

There's also a new feature called Essential Notifications which lets you assign an app to a LED strip so that you'd know that a notification has been received without needing to unlock the phone.


And lastly, there's a glyph composer that lets you design your own ringtone and glyph lighting effects.

Pei has also shared the first camera samples from the phone on Twitter and they do look sharper and better when compared to the Nothing Phone (1).

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The Nothing Phone (2) will have a slightly larger 6.7 inches screen than its predecessor and will swap out the midrange Snapdragon 778 chip for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The phone has been confirmed to release in the US and is tipped to be significantly more expensive than the first-gen model.

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