The Nothing Phone 1, the UK brand’s first smartphone led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, was unveiled globally in July. Now the company has started rolling out an update for Nothing OS 1.1.4 along with the September 2022 Android security patch for the handset. The update brings several camera improvements and introduces power-consuming optimizations for Always On Display, along with bug fixes for the company’s first smartphone. The update to Nothing OS 1.1.4 will allow users to add a Nothing watermark to their photos and bring support for the Low Latency High-Definition Audio Codec (LHDC) codec on the Nothing Phone 1.
Karl Peu announced The rollout of Nothing OS 1.1.4 for the Nothing Phone 1 via a tweet on Sunday. The new over-the-air (OTA) firmware update comes with new features, several camera improvements, bug fixes and performance optimizations. As mentioned, the update size is 136MB.
The camera setup of the Nothing Phone 1 seems to benefit the most from the latest Nothing OS update. Like some of the new Xiaomi, Realme and Poco smartphones, the Nothing Phone 1 will now allow users to add watermarks to their photos. The update adds improvements to the ultra-wide camera’s color calibration, while improving color consistency between the main and ultra-wide sensors. It also introduces a new motion detection algorithm that provides better stabilization while capturing moving subjects. According to the changelog, nothing has increased the shooting speed of the ultra-wide camera in HDR mode.
With the update to Nothing OS 1.1.4, the company has integrated the latest features of the Nothing Year 1 app into Nothing OS. It will let users switch between noise cancellation modes and modify gesture controls from the quick settings panel and settings section. The update improves navigation accessibility on the phone by adding an option to flip the 3-button navigation bar. It also brings support for the LHDC audio codec.
According to the Nothings changelog, the update includes the September 2022 Android security patch. It also optimizes the Always On Display feature to extend the battery life of the handset. As per the changelog, it adds a new UI for system updates and offers an improved face unlock algorithm along with better thermal performance.
Apart from the usual bug fixes, Nothing OS version 1.1.4 fixes network issues that occur with some carriers. It also addresses issues that make incoming calls appear as coming from an unknown contact and a fingerprint issue with the HDFC Bank app.
The Nothing Phone 1 (Review) was unveiled in July with a starting price of Rs. 32,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The company has increased the price of the handset by Rs. 1,000 across all price types in August.
Specifications of the Nothing Phone 1 include a 120Hz refresh rate display, a 50-megapixel dual-camera setup along with a 16-megapixel selfie sensor, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage. The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Nothing Phone 1 packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse charging.