Nothing Phone (2) gets Snapdragon 8 chipset

Announcements are pouring in at the MWC, and Nothing doesn't want to be missing: the first teaser for the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) is here.
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Announcements are pouring in at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Yesterday alone, the manufacturers unveiled four new cell phones with the Samsung Galaxy A14, the Realme GT3, the Tecno Phantom V Fold and the OnePlus 11 Concept. The young Chinese brand Nothing doesn’t want to be missing either. The first teaser for the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) is here.

In the next few weeks or months, there should be significantly more teasers and information about the new model. Carl Pei, CEO of Nothing, is a regular on Twitter and had already used this strategy at his previous employer OnePlus. Now Pei has announced the chipset: The Nothing Phone (2) will use a processor from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series.

Unfortunately, Pei didn’t elaborate. The 8 series currently includes the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8+ Gen 1 and the current top model Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. If the Nothing Phone (2) wants to compete with the currently best smartphones, there is no way around the 8 Gen 2. On the other hand, that would also drive up the price.

Nothing Phone (2) starts in Q3

According to Pei, the Nothing Phone (2) will also be launched in the USA. Presumably in the third quarter of the year, i.e. between July and September. By then, Qualcomm has already released the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 successor, which will be one of the first to land in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5.

The news fits with previous rumors that the Nothing Phone (2) will be a high-end device as opposed to the Nothing Phone (1). However, the term covers a wide range from actual flagships, like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, to flagship killers, like the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT. Earlier rumors already put 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, a 120 Hz OLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery into play.


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