Nothing Phone (2) literally sounds more appealing thanks to this collab

Swedish House Mafia will make you See The Light on Nothing Phone (2)'s Glyph composer

Nothing Phone (2) with Swedish House Mafia
(Image credit: Nothing)

Having netted T3's Brand of the Year award at the T3 Awards 2023, UK start-up Nothing is continuing its march of quirky and cool – and I think the Nothing Phone (2), which is set to launch on 11 July, literally sounds more appealing given this unexpected collaboration.

The Nothing Phone (2) will feature a Glyph composer, enabling users to programme the forthcoming phone's light-up 'Glyph' sections in sequence. But more exciting still is the ability to associate sounds, in particular a sound pack from Swedish House Mafia, which includes custom unique sounds. I am excited. 

Now that's something you won't see in any other top Android phones, helping Nothing to further stand out from the pack – which I think is really important right now. And if you're a SHM fan then, well, the number of applicable tunes that spring to mind are near endless: See The Light; Moth To A Flame; Turn On The Lights again..; you get the picture.

You can see an example of the Swedish House Mafia's Glyph sound pack running on Nothing Phone (2) using the Glyph composer live in the above embedded Tweet. It's a mesmerising display; I'm already thinking of all the fun ringtones and alarms I could create.

In a follow-up Tweet, Nothing also makes it clear that Glyph composer will be coming to the older Nothing Phone (1), so whether you have the original or intend to buy the second-gen phone, there'll be access for all. The two will clearly function differently, however, given the different arrangement of Glyph lights between the two devices. I think the new handset's layout looks great. 

When it comes to the best phones of 2023, Nothing has certainly grabbed the attention of the general public. Not only will Nothing Phone (2) be arriving in the same markets as its predecessor, it will also launch Stateside, marking a bold move from the brand. 

Interestingly, the Nothing Phone (2) launch date coincides with Amazon Prime Day 2023 also kicking off, which could be a potentially great opportunity to pick up some of Nothing's best earbuds, with the Nothing Ear (2) having netted T3's Best True Wireless Headphones gong in 2023. Talk about a marriage of sound and visuals made in house heaven, eh?

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.