Nothing Phone 2a looks like it's been designed by Pixar - I love it

Nothing Phone 2a; a white phone with eye-like cameras
(Image credit: Nothing / Gorka Leiza)

I love the look of the new Nothing Phone 2a. This new smartphone feels like everything modern product design isn't – the anamorphic concept is fresh and alive, more John Lasseter than Jony Ive.

The design of Nothing Phone 2a is unrepentant in its quirkiness. The phone's official reveal last night at an event off the back of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona demonstrates the gloves are now off, personality matters more than tweaking a tried and trusted idea.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.