The Nothing Phone (1) arrived last month and was advertised to feature 1200 nits peak brightness. However, a new report states that the phone is unable to reach the max brightness in “any scenario.” Now, the company has released a statement, saying that the peak brightness is currently capped at 700 nits.
According to German publication Computer Base, Nothing has quietly reduced the Phone (1)’s advertised maximum brightness to 700 nits. That’s a sharp drop from the 1200 nits that was specified during the launch. The publication noticed this discrepancy while testing the Nothing Phone (1).
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The outlet reached out to Nothing, seeking an explanation for this huge deviation in peak brightness. The company clarified that “the peak values are around 700 nits for brightness.”
Meanwhile, GSMArena received the following statement from a Nothing spokesperson, “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.”
Nothing is currently restricting the brightness of the Phone (1) with the software update. However, to make the matter even more confusing, the company is reportedly planning to roll out an update in the future which will restore the peak brightness to the advertised 1200 nits.
Are you happy with the current brightness levels of your Nothing (1) phone? Or are you hoping for a future update to increase the peak brightness? Let us know in the comments section below.