Nothing Phone (1) battery life improves with new update, camera gets better too

Nothing Phone (1) battery life and camera improves with the latest software update. Here are all the details.

| Updated on: Sep 28 2022, 18:21 IST
Nothing Phone (1) First Look: Good time to be a smartphone fan
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1/7 Nothing Phone (1) carries a signature transparent design theme on the rear. You get to see some of the components along with the Glyph LED lights. You can get the phone in white and black colours. The sides are also flat, just like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/7 Nothing Phone (1) boots Nothing OS out of the box based on Android 12. Nothing OS is free of pre-loaded third-party apps and bloatware, as well as ads. This is a very clean version of Android. Nothing promises three Android OS updates and four years of security patches. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/7 The rear and front are covered with Gorilla Glass 5, and the whole body is rated IP52 water resistant.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/7 The Glyph LED lights are synced with the pre-loaded ringtones. There is also a “Flip to Glyph” mode that silences the ringer and only uses the lights to notify when the phone is kept face down.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/7 Nothing Phone (1) also gets an Always On Display functionality with a single clock style.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/7 The Nothing Phone (1) features a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor for the main camera and a 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor for the ultra-wide/macro camera. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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7/7 The Nothing Phone (1) also features a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It also gets support for an in-display fingerprint sensor.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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The Nothing Phone (1) gets a new update to improve its battery life and cameras. (Amritanshu/HT Tech)

The Nothing Phone (1) gets another update just as the sale season is underway, and this is an important one. The Phone (1) has been getting a series of updates since its launch and all of them are centered around improvements to the camera as well as the overall user experience. The newest update does the same, and it also looks after the battery life as well. Hence, if you have purchased it during the Flipkart sale, or are using it since its launch, this is an update you shouldn't miss.

The Nothing Phone (1) is getting the latest Nothing OS version 1.1.4 update, which is still based on Android 12. However, the update brings into focus mainly the camera performance, and also takes care of certain UI-based revisions, all of which should make it better to use the phone. Here is a list of all the improvements the new version brings to the Phone (1).

Nothing Phone (1) update camera enhancements

- New option to add a Nothing themed watermark to the camera app.

- Improved ultra-wide camera colour calibration and better colour consistency between main and ultra-wide cameras.

- New motion detection algorithm for improved stability when shooting moving subjects.

- The shooting speed is increased when using HDR in ultra-wide camera.

- Night mode shots should do better and natural colours.

- Selfies should be now sharper and naturally bright portraits shots.

Nothing Phone (1) UI updates

- 3-button navigation bar can be flipped.

- LHDC high-definition audio is now supported

- Updated to Android September Security Patch.

- Reduced battery consumption for Always On Display.

- Improved thermal performance.

- New UI for the system updates page.

- The Face Unlock algorithm is improved.

- Bug fixes

Is the Nothing Phone (1) worth buying now?

If you have a budget of under Rs. 35,000 to spend on a new smartphone, and you seek a polished experience, nothing beats the Nothing Phone (1) (got the pun?). The Phone (1) stands out with its sublime performance, a good display, a pair of nice cameras, and decent battery life. The unique semi-transparent design and its fancy Glyph LED lighting system are cherry on top of this cake.

During the Flipkart sale, the prices have dropped by Rs. 2,000 across all storage variants. This makes it an even better deal for most people.


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First Published Date: 28 Sep, 18:04 IST