Nothing founder and CEO Carl Pei confirmed announced on Twitter that the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) smartphone will be based on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Qualcomm’s CEO previously posted this on the social network, but his post was later edited to remove mention of this chip.
Pei noted that while the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will offer better performance, “It’s not just about speed – it’s about the whole package”because that “Choosing the Snapdragon 8 series over the 7 series brings significant improvements in all areas including battery life, network connectivity and camera capabilities.”
Pei also said that Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was chosen for the next-gen smartphone because “It’s best in class when it comes to power consumption and thermal management.” In addition, this is guaranteed “Phone(2) remains available while providing a significantly improved experience over Phone(1).” The use of a more modern Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip would increase the price of the smartphone, Pei explains, which would be reflected in the number of potential buyers.
Unfortunately, in addition to the processor model, the company is still keeping the features of the new smartphone secret. Apparently, as the Nothing Phone (2) announcement gets closer, the company will reveal some details about the new product, thus stimulating the interest of potential buyers.