Ahead of the launch of the Nothing telephone (1), a brand new unique take a look at the London-based startup’s first smartphone lastly offers some clarification in regards to the unconventional design on the again of the telephone. The unique take a look at the telephone comes due to YouTuber MKBHD, who confirmed off the Nothing telephone (1) from all angles in his new video.
The video additionally gave a first take a look at the entrance of the Nothing telephone (1) which has uniform bezels and a top-left aligned punch-hole digicam. It additionally provided an perception into the lighting setup on the again of the telephone, which Nothing calls the Glyph Interface.
Nothing telephone (1): What is the Glyph Interface?
The Glyph interface on the again of the telephone consists of 5 lightning strips, reportedly fabricated from over 900 LEDs, on the again of the telephone which glow both collectively or in combos to offer customers extra details about issues like charging, notifications and calls when the telephone is positioned on its again.
This is coupled with a Glyph Interface settings web page, the place you’ll be able to configure the lighting strips the way in which you need. This contains establishing the lights to indicate you the way a lot your battery has charged, indicating when wi-fi reverse charging has been engaged and extra.
How will the Glyph Interface work?
The interface settings web page on the telephone (1) will permit customers to set varied components pertaining to those lights on the again. These embody setting the brightness of the lights themselves, some built-in ringtones which glow up varied components of the sunshine strips in sync with the ringtone music, and in addition a Flip-to-Glyph characteristic, which might set off the Glyph interface to work solely when the telephone is flipped the other way up.
We can even see that the Glyph Interface might be set to kick into motion or flip off throughout a specific time within the day.
What all can the Glyph Interface do?
Flip to Glyph: When the telephone is positioned the other way up, the Glyph lights can pulse to point incoming calls or notifications.
Reverse Wireless charging indication: The Glyph lights across the wi-fi charging pad can mild up while you’re utilizing the telephone to wirelessly cost equipment just like the Nothing ear (1) earbuds.
The Glyph lights are built-in with reverse wi-fi charging and wired charging. (Image Source: YouTube/MKBHD)
Charging indication and progress bar: The Glyph lights close to the underside of the telephone comprise one circle and one strip. When the telephone is charging, the circle will mild as much as point out the identical, whereas the strip above it would double up as a progress bar to indicate you the way a lot the telephone has charged.
LED Flash: The complete set of Glyph lights can mild up collectively at full brightness to behave as a system of LED flashes throughout taking photos or taking pictures video at night time. The telephone therefore, has no devoted flash module, as the whole Glyph interface is the flash module right here.
The complete Glyph Interface additionally doubles up as a strong digicam flash while you want it to. (Image Source: YouTube/MKBHD)
Recording indicator: Along with the white LED Glyph lights, there’s additionally a pink LED under the diagonal mild strip on the top-right of the telephone. This blinks in intervals while you’re utilizing the telephone to report movies of your self, letting you understand that the recording is in progress.
Glyph Ringtones: The Glyph lights can be utilized in tandem with the preset ringtones on the telephone (1) to mild up components of the Glyph Interface in sync with the ringtone. You can even assign explicit ringtones to contacts and the lights will let you understand who’s calling when the telephone is the other way up.
Glyph ringtones will sync the ringtone music with the lights on the telephone to alert customers. (Image Source: YouTube/MKBHD)
Other options: The Glyph Interface additionally might be turned off routinely throughout bedtime mode and there’s additionally a Google Assistant suggestions choice that we don’t know a lot about but. Our guess is it lights up the again each time Google Assistant is triggered through voice so you understand Assistant is listening even when the telephone is the other way up.
While these are the one options we’re more likely to see at launch, Nothing could add extra options for the Glyph Interface sooner or later through software program updates, though this isn’t but confirmed and we’ll know extra in the course of the launch occasion, which kicks off on July 12 subsequent month.