When will Nothing Phone (1) get Android 13 update? Here’s what Carl Pei has to say

Carl Pei gives a peculiar answer when asked about the Android 13 update for Nothing Phone (1).

Highlights
  • Nothing CEO Carl Pei has given a confusing answer when asked about the Android 13 update for Nothing Phone (1).
  • A product is more than just its specs, features, and version numbers, said Carl.
  • Nothing promised to roll out 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches every 2 months.

Android 13 stable update is finally rolling to Pixel phones and in just a matter of time, we can expect the update to hit other phones from Samsung, Realme, OnePlus, Vivo, and more. Nothing launched its Nothing Phone (1) back in July and is currently on sale in various markets, including India. The Nothing phone launched with Android 12 out of the box but the company did promise it would receive the Android 13 update soon. When a Twitter user asked the company’s CEO, Carl Pei, about when Nothing Phone (1) will receive the Android 13 update, his reply left people quite confused, to say the least.

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Going into the story, a Twitter user asked when the Nothing Phone (1) would receive the Android 13 update. To that, the top executive said, “A product is more than just its specs, features, and version numbers.”

Nothing Phone (1) Android 13

Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 update

The Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 update timeline is not revealed yet. The top executive’s 
response doesn’t really make any sense but what it could mean is that the brand doesn’t have an update to share about the Android 13 at the moment or it is still a work in progress. Either way, a proper response to the question would have been a little assuring for its customers who have spent their hard-earned money.

Nothing Phone (1) specifications

Nothing Phone (1) sports a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 10-bit HDR, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 2400×1080 pixel resolution, 402PPI, and up to 1200 nits peak brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778+ chipset paired with Adreno GPU for graphics, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 12-based Nothing OS custom skin out of the box.

Moving to optics, the Nothing Phone (1) has a dual rear camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with ƒ/1.88 aperture, OIS, and EIS image stabilisation and a 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor ƒ/2.2 ultra-wide lens. There is a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor on the front for selfies and video calls.

The Nothing Phone (1) packs a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. The phone is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, dual stereo speakers and an IP53 rating. Connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

Key Specs

Nothing Phone 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.55 inches (16.64 cm) Display
50 MP + 50 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Nothing Phone 1 Price
Rs. 25,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
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Display
★★★★★
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Software
★★★★★
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Camera
★★★★★
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Performance
★★★★★
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Battery
★★★★★
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Pros

  • Stylish, unique design
  • Clean software
  • Capable primary camera
  • Supports wireless charging

Cons

  • Doesn't ship with a charger
  • Slow 33W charging speed
  • Display's peak brightness not the best
  • Facial recognition is finicky
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