Here’s what Phone 1’s taillights really can’t do


We already know that the first smartphone, the Phone 1, will come with a series of light bars on the back. But now, thanks to Marquis Brownlee’s detailed video, we have a much better idea of ​​what might actually be useful. Brownlee’s video highlights several different use cases, including lighting LEDs as a charging indicator, highlighting unread notifications, or flashing at the right time with clicks.

The strips, which don’t have anything distinct as an “avatar interface,” consist of more than 900 individual LEDs built into the back of the phone. Nothing CEO Carl Bay previously suggested in the dossier of meeting with On the edge It might be a modern way to use the classic LED light for smartphone notifications, but we now have a much better idea of ​​how it actually works.

Here is a list of all the features that Brownlee’s video highlights:

  • All bars light up to show notifications.
  • The center circle (the circle?) lights up to indicate wireless charging or reverse wireless charging.
  • The bottom light bar can act as the download progress bar.
  • All knobs can be illuminated to act as a fill light for the camera.
  • All bars can flash in time with the phone’s ten built-in ringtones.

In addition to the avatars themselves, there is also a red LED that flashes when the phone is photographed.

As part of the marketing campaign, there was nothing to be shy about showing off the Phone 1 ahead of its official launch on July 12th. I showed you the design of the back of the phone last week and it has already released a beta preview of its Android launcher, No OS. Internally, we know that the phone is powered by a Snapdragon processor, although other specifications have yet to be announced. We expect that to change as we get closer to the July 12th release.

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