The highly anticipated release of Nothing Phone 2, the sequel to Carl Pei’s successful Nothing Phone 1, is scheduled for July 11.
Over the past few months, anticipation for the device has been steadily growing. Thanks to critical information shared by Pei himself, such as the choice of processor and plans for a United States release, we have gained substantial insights into the device.
Differentiating Features in the Nothing Phone 2
The hardware layout of the upcoming Nothing Phone 2 has been unveiled by the company, along with a detailed preview provided by renowned YouTuber Marques Brownlee (MKBHD).
Earlier leaks also provided strong evidence that the Phone 2 will feature a center-aligned hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, differing from the corner-aligned cutout in the Phone 1.
This theory has been further validated by Yogesh Brar’s recently leaked photos of the Nothing Phone 2, which have been substantiated by MKBHD’s first look video.
Nostalgic Feature Synchronized with the Glyph Interface
Nothing has also shared preview images of the Phone 2’s back panel design in black and gray variations on Twitter. The film released by Nothing showcases a detailed examination of the brand-new glyph user interface, particularly highlighting the gray back panel.
Noteworthy improvements in the Nothing Phone 2 include an expanded LED strip with 16 distinct zones, allowing it to function as a progress indicator for apps like Uber, indicating the proximity of a ride.
The LED strip also serves as a volume indicator, displays countdown time on the Glyph Timer, and can be utilized independently of the main display.
In comparison, the Phone 1 featured a small exclamation mark icon at the bottom to indicate the charging status, and the illumination of the glyph could be adjusted for notifications on a per-app basis.
During MKBHD’s review, the Glyph Composer UI is demonstrated, reminiscent of older phones’ ringtone composer app, now synchronized with the glyph user interface.
Users are able to select the necessary applications through the usage of the settings panel.