Nothing Phone’s latest update (1) brings improvements to the camera, as well as the introduction of high-definition audio.
Another update is being deployed on the Nothing Phone (1) which promises to bring even more improvements to its camera. The Nothing OS 1.1.4 update brings several color and performance improvements, to join those already rolling out to the phone since its launch in July.
The latest update also introduces support for high-definition audio and comes ahead of the Android 13 upgrade early next year. A beta version of it should be released in the next few months.
Nothing Phone Camera Improvements (1)
The Nothing Phone’s camera has received a lot of attention since its launch. A previous update improved skin tones, nighttime images, and HDR. The new update also focuses heavily on photography:
- Color grading has been improved in the ultra-wide camera to match the output of the main camera.
- A new motion detection algorithm should lead to sharper images when shooting moving subjects.
- The camera should also be faster and more responsive, especially when shooting in HDR with the ultra-wide camera.
- The colors have been further improved in night mode.
- The front camera will produce sharper and brighter portraits.
That’s not all. The screen now has an automatic brightness adjustment feature to prevent overheating, as well as improvements to the always-on display power. It offers support for LHDC for high definition sound. And there’s a small but much-requested feature: the ability to flip buttons on the navigation bar.
The update also includes the September security patch. To check if it is already available on your phone, go to Setting > System Update.
Android 13 on Nothing phone
In addition to ongoing software updates, Nothing has confirmed that it will launch Android 13 for the phone (1) in “early 2023”, following a public beta test which will begin before the end of the year. While that timeline is still far behind some other manufacturers – Samsung will be updating a number of its phones this year – it’s still better than originally feared after Nothing released a vague statement and without commitment on its update plans.
The Nothing(1) phone is getting better
The Nothing Phone (1) launched with a lot of hype and failed to live up to it all. But a series of smart updates mean the phone improves in key areas, helping to make it one of the most attractive mid-range Android devices around.
Still, it’s still a busy section, with lots of competition. Phones like the Pixel 6a and Honor 70 offer as much, if not more, functionality for a similar price.