nothing phone (2) shows machinery and adaptable glyph interface

nothing phone (2) shows machinery and adaptable glyph interface

nothing Phone (2): Design Shapes Future of Mobile Technology


embrace the craving for more me-time and less screen time with the Nothing Phone (2). Its refreshed Glyph Interface, on the exposed, machinery-styled rear, flashes whenever the user receives a notification. This enables the user to minimize checking their smartphone screens every time by triggering a light strip that corresponds to a certain notification. It revolutionizes the smartphone experience as the ultimate digital detox solution.

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Nothing Phone (2) officially launched on July 11th, 2023

all images courtesy of Nothing



There is a fun part in the new Glyph interface: the user can create their own flashing light sequence per contact and app, letting them make their rhythmic light flashes for a specific person and function. The new Glyph interface enables specific ringtones to be composed too. Under sound settings, a series of pads – similar to a sampler machine used by DJs and music producers – can be tapped to trigger different light strips at the rear of the phone. After composing the sound combinations for their own Glyph Ringtone, Nothing Phone (2)’s rear flickers whenever they receive a phone call or notification.

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Nothing Phone (2) comes with flashing light strips that users can customize



Nothing Phone (2) takes design cues from the manufacturer’s predecessor, Phone (1), but this time, the LED light strips are interrupted to lend a sense of an edgier style with a more synthesizing effect. Encased within the middle ring lights, visible lines reverberate from inside out, mimicking the lines of fingers. The thinner midframe improves the phone grip with its rubber-like material, a way to avoid accidental dropping or slipping.

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the lines of the new phone are interrupted compared to its predecessor



Pushing Boundaries: Elegance and Innovation of Phone (2)


The rear also looks exposed, as the transparent glass casing unobtrusively lets viewers see its inside. Nothing Phone (2) displays enhanced aesthetics with its harmonized and symmetrical design, whose shapes, colors, positioning, and texture of each component bring out a distinctive modern look. Glancing at the top right, the two cameras woo quality-photo enthusiasts with their advanced 50-megapixel sensors that can take videos in 4K resolution at 60fps. Thanks to its higher-bit image signal processor, Nothing Phone (2) can process camera data up to 4,000 times more than its predecessor, enabling its algorithms to generate clear and sharpened images.


Nothing Phone (2) with customizable flashing LED light strips



Nothing Phone (2): Your Ultimate Digital Detox Solution


Nothing Phone (2) also upgrades its OS. The 2.0 version spotlights a monochrome layout and features the possibility to remove app labels if they distract the user. The home and lock screen has been reimagined with widgets, so key functions can be accessed without even having to open the apps. Furthermore, the user can customize the grid design, widget size, and color themes on the home screen, change the folder layouts and illustrated covers, and apply over 500 transitions and animations.

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the phone comes with a 4,700 mAh battery that the user can charge fast and wirelessly



For specs buffs, Nothing Phone (2) is packed with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and a 4,700 mAh battery that the user can charge fast and wirelessly. The battery can reach 50 percent power in just under 20 minutes using fast-wired charging. Looking at the screen, Phone (2) enjoys an edge-to-edge 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with an adaptive refresh rate from 120Hz to 1Hz.

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Nothing Phone (2) also upgrades its OS with a monochrome layout and the possibility to remove app labels



Despite its advanced and updated features, the Nothing Phone (2) achieves a 5-kilo reduction of carbon emission with its 100% recycled aluminum mid-frame, buttons, and SIM tray tip. To list its impressive numbers: 80% of plastic parts are made from recycled and bio-based materials; 100% recycled tin is used on 9 circuit boards; 100% recycled copper foils fabricate the main board; and all the packaging is plastic-free with over 60% recycled fiber. It is a smartphone that has been designed to be good for the mind and planet, from packaging through to interface.

nothing phone (2) shows machinery and adaptable glyph interface
the two cameras are equipped with advanced 50-megapixel sensors that can take videos in 4K resolution at 60fps


Nothing Phone (2) with machinery-styled rear



project info:


name: Nothing Phone (2)

company: Nothing

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