A plethora of new features and a stunning design have been introduced by Nothing in the global and Indian markets. Although it has received criticism since its launch for its poor build quality, green tint issues, as well as its display brightness. In the latest development, the company has acknowledged the issues and shared a statement regarding why the display brightness is different from the advertisement.
In a recent interview with Android Authority, Nothing has revealed that the display hardware of the Phone (1) is capable enough of delivering the advertised display brightness. However, the software is restricting the brightness level. The company reveals that the Phone (1)’s display comes with a peak brightness of 1200 nits. In the latest teardown, it was revealed that the smartphone is capped at 700 nits of peak brightness.
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“This decision was made to ensure a balanced user experience regarding heat and battery consumption,” Android Authority quoted Nothing. Nevertheless, later it was discovered by the brand that the users are demanding higher brightness levels, the company claims that the feedback will be “addressed in future software updates.”
To prevent confusion between users, the company has also explained different brightness levels. As per the report, the 0-500 nits of brightness is the normal brightness, while the 500-700 nits of brightness kicks in only in the auto-brightness. The 700-1200 nits of brightness kicks in the ‘special mode’ which is currently unavailable on the phone and that was the reason behind the criticism.