It has been about a month since the first Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5 Beta for the Nothing Phone (1) phone was released, and now Nothing has begun pushing the second beta of Android 13 for the Nothing Phone (1) smartphone to its members. The download package is 127MB in size, and is available to download from the Nothing Phone (1) website. Nothing CEO Carl Pei said that the company is four days ahead of schedule on this project.
As part of the Beta 2 release, you’ll be able to download new minimalist wallpapers, customize lock screen shortcut buttons, a new graphical ringtone, an enhanced notification sound pack, as well as an improved network quick settings panel that lets you switch between data usages in a flash when using dual SIM cards. As well as smoother screen animations when opening or closing the screen, the auto-brightness algorithm has been upgraded, the camera app has been improved, and the battery life has been improved.
Moreover, the stability of the system has been improved, and a number of bugs have been fixed extensively. There is now a full-fledged Nothing X application built into the OS, and the pop-up view of the app is finally back with “a few improvements to the interaction”.
This is the company’s first smartphone, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chip, which is the first smartphone from Nothing Phone. As part of the package, the smartphone boasts a maximum of 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and a maximum of 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage space. There is a pre-installed version of Android 12 on this phone that comes with NothingOS 1.0 pre-installed on it.
It is worth noting that the Nothing Phone (1) has two 50MP rear cameras, including a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera along with a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra wide-angle sensor. Front-facing camera is 16 megapixels while the rear camera is 13 megapixels. A 120Hz OLED display with a maximum brightness of 1200nits (initially limited) is fitted on the smartphone, which is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen.