Nothing Phone (2) processor accidentally revealed, and it’s powerful
The tech world is looking forward to the successor to Nothing’s first phone, and we’re starting to get some leaks regarding it. Thanks to a slip from an executive at Qualcomm, we know what processor is going to power the Nothing Phone (2). It’s set to use the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
This news is a bit surprising because of the chipset powering the Nothing Phone (1). This phone uses the mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ 5G. This isn’t a weak processor at all, and it could definitely give you some good performance. It’s just a step behind the chips powering the latest most powerful phones on the market at that time.
We expected the company to opt for another lower-powered chipset for the next iteration, perhaps even the same one. However, thanks to an accidental LinkedIn post (via 91 Mobiles), we know that that’s not going to be the case.
We know what chip the Nothing Phone (2) will use
The slip happened during MWC 2023. Qualcomm’s SVP and GM of Mobile, Compute and XR business unit, Alex Katouzian made a post congratulating Carl Pei and the Nothing team on the launch of the Nothin (2). There are a few things interesting about the post. Firstly, that phone is nowhere near launch. We haven’t even gotten any official announcement about it.
What’s more notable, however, is the mention of the processor that this phone is set to use. “Congratulations Cari Pei and the Nothing Team on the launch on the launch of Nothing Phone2 with #qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.”
Since this bit of information came from an executive over at Qualcomm, we can be sure that it’s correct. You’d still want to keep an eye out in case anything changes or if Katouzian was actually mistaken.
So, if this phone uses a processor so powerful, then it will definitely be able to go toe-to-toe with the top phones of the year. Sure, it’s half of a generation behind, but the differences in day-to-day performance will be negligible.
With a higher-performing chip, we’re also expecting a higher price tag along with it. Not only is Nothing using a more expensive SoC, but the diminishing economy means that manufacturing the phone will be even more expensive. We’re not sure how much the phone will cost when it hits the shelves, but let’s hope that it’s close to that of the Nothing Phone (1).