Nothing Phone 1, the first smartphone from the UK company founded by Carl Pei, a former co-founder of OnePlus, was launched last month. Ever since the debut, it has faced many criticisms. It was bashed over the delayed deliveries. Sometimes people get upset because the box contains no charger. It was stated during the launch that the 6.55-inch full-HD+OLED display will have a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits. However, according to a recent report, the phone can only produce 700 nits at the moment.
Nothing has formally acknowledged the problem or responded to the growing number of complaints. According to the report, Nothing will soon release an update that will enable the wider brightness range. The display of the Nothing Phone 1 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, supports HDR10+, has a minimum brightness of 500 nits, and has a pixel density of 402 ppi.
According to a statement by Nothing, “The hardware is capable of reaching up to 1,200 nits peak brightness, but this is currently capped by the software to 700 nits. This decision was made to ensure a balanced user experience regarding heat and battery consumption. We look forward to hearing from our users about this and will monitor feedback closely to understand if this should be addressed in future software updates.”
However, if some software updates are made, it can still support peak brightness levels of 1200 nits. According to the report, Nothing has also asserted that upcoming updates will increase the maximum brightness to 1200 nits. There will be a few trade-offs, such as increased temperature and power consumption. It is also revealed that the phone (1) has a brightness range of 500-700 nits depending on ambient light, with 500-nit brightness being the standard setting.
The Nothing Phone 1 has a 120Hz refresh rate display, 50-megapixel dual cameras, a 16-megapixel selfie camera, and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, among other features. As stated, the Snapdragon 778G+ SoC and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM power it.A 4,500mAh battery inside the Nothing Phone 1 supports 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse charging.
Nothing also clarified various brightness levels to prevent confusion, which could be the root of all the complaints. The normal range of brightness levels for the Nothing Phone, according to Android Authority, is between 0-500 nits (1). In normal circumstances, the brightness of the display is turned up to those levels. Only when the phone is in auto-brightness mode and is facing a bright light source do the 500-700 brightness levels come on. The company refers to the 700-1,200 range as a “special mode,” which is currently inaccessible to users due to software limitations.
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Although the company’s response toned down the criticism, it did not address the question of why Nothing decided to market the Phone with a brightness of 1200 nits (1). If Nothing was forced to restrict the highest brightness levels on the Phone (1) for some reason, it should never have made public what it was unable to provide. In addition, complaints about the phone’s construction and camera quality were also prevalent.
Remember that the phone (1), Nothing’s first smartphone, has previously experienced numerous display and software issues, which is why it has recently attracted negative attention. The smartphone has a distinctive semi-transparent design, the Glyph Interface, and adequate specifications.