Nothing phone (1) Glyph Interface: All about those lights on the back
Forward of the launch of the Nothing telephone (1), a brand new unique have a look at the London-based startup’s first smartphone lastly provides some rationalization concerning the unconventional design on the again of the telephone. The unique have 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 have 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’s 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 provide customers extra details about issues like charging, notifications and calls when the telephone is positioned on its again.
That is coupled with a Glyph Interface settings web page, the place you possibly can 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 numerous parts pertaining to those lights on the again. These embody setting the brightness of the lights themselves, some built-in ringtones which glow up numerous components of the sunshine strips in sync with the ringtone music, and in addition a Flip-to-Glyph function, which may set off the Glyph interface to work solely when the telephone is flipped the other way up.
We are able to additionally see that the Glyph Interface could be set to kick into motion or flip off throughout a selected 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 Wi-fi charging indication: The Glyph lights across the wi-fi charging pad can gentle up if you’re utilizing the telephone to wirelessly cost equipment just like the Nothing ear (1) earbuds.
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 gentle as much as point out the identical, whereas the strip above it is going to double up as a progress bar to indicate you the way a lot the telephone has charged.
LED Flash: Your entire set of Glyph lights can gentle up collectively at full brightness to behave as a system of LED flashes throughout taking photos or capturing video at evening. The telephone therefore, has no devoted flash module, as your entire Glyph interface is the flash module right here.
Recording indicator: Together with the white LED Glyph lights, there may be additionally a pink LED beneath the diagonal gentle strip on the top-right of the telephone. This blinks in intervals if you’re utilizing the telephone to file movies of your self, letting 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 gentle up components of the Glyph Interface in sync with the ringtone. You can even assign explicit ringtones to contacts and the lights will let who’s calling when the telephone is the other way up.
Different options: The Glyph Interface additionally could be turned off routinely throughout bedtime mode and there’s additionally a Google Assistant suggestions possibility that we don’t know a lot about but. Our guess is it lights up the again each time Google Assistant is triggered by way of voice so Assistant is listening even when the telephone is the other way up.
Whereas these are the one options we’re prone to see at launch, Nothing might add extra options for the Glyph Interface sooner or later by way of software program updates, though this isn’t but confirmed and we’ll know extra throughout the launch occasion, which kicks off on July 12 subsequent month.