Nothing Phone (1) new update brings UI and charging improvements

Nothing Phone (1) has started receiving a new Nothing OS update, which brings several noteworthy improvements to the device.

Highlights
  • The recently launched Nothing Phone (1) has received a new Android update.
  • The update takes the Nothing OS to the build number 1.1.2.
  • Though a minor update, the latest Nothing Phone (1) update comes with some useful improvements made to the device.

Nothing recently launched its first-ever Android smartphone, dubbed the Nothing Phone (1). The brand has now started rolling out a new Android update to the device, which comes with the build number 1.1.2. The latest update comes with some new features, such as a default custom schedule for the device’s always-on display and an option to make the fingerprint icon appear by moving the phone slightly when the display is off. Let’s take a look at what all the new Nothing Phone (1) update has in store for us.

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Nothing Phone (1) new update features

The latest Nothing Phone (1) update (v1.1.2) weighs around 40MB, thereby suggesting that it is not a major update. It still brings about plenty of noteworthy changes to the device. For starters, the fingerprint icon can now be made visible by slightly moving the device when its screen is off. Plus, the always-on display feature of the Nothing Phone (1), which was allegedly causing significant battery drain, has now been turned off during the night by default. Users, of course, still have the ability to keep it turned on by toggling it in the settings menu.

The charging performance of the device is also said to have improved, and the Nothing Phone (1) will now be compatible with more 3rd party chargers. This is good news for those who don’t want to buy the rather expensive proprietary charger launched by the brand.

Moving on, the latest Nothing Phone (1) update resolves several Bluetooth codec issues and optimises minor UI details. Howsoever vague this changelog sounds, we can expect the UI to get better with the update, at least. Lastly, the update comes with general bug fixes and stability improvement.

Key Specs

Nothing Phone 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
50 MP + 50 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

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

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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