Back in February, Nothing confirmed that a Snapdragon 8-series chipset would power the Phone (2). Which processor it is exactly and whether it already exists at all has not been revealed. Weeks later, a Qualcomm executive said in a social media post that it is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. However, the post was edited on the same day and the exact name of the CPU was removed. Today the confirmation finally came: The Nothing Phone (2) will have a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 under the hood.
The confirmation comes from Nothing founder Carl Pei on Twitter, where he also revealed the reasons for choosing the SD 8+ Gen 1 for the Nothing Phone (2). Pei said that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will bring an increase in performance, but it’s “not just about speed – it’s about the complete package”. The Snapdragon 8 series brings significant improvements across the board over the 7 series. These include battery life, network connections, and camera capabilities, among others.
Pei also said the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was chosen because “it’s best-in-class when it comes to power consumption and heat management.” The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was launched last summer. Therefore it is significantly cheaper than the current top dog Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The entire Twitter thread in which Pei explains the reasons for the decision for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for the Nothing Phone (2) can be read under the source link.
Aside from the chipset, Nothing hasn’t revealed or confirmed any other specs or features of the Phone (2) yet. However, CEO Carl Pei is quite active on Twitter and will certainly reveal more specifications soon.