Nothing Phone (2) to Feature Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC; Qualcomm Executive Confirms Accidentally

Nothing CEO Carl Pei recently confirmed that the Phone (2) will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series SoC.

  1. The Phone (2) is confirmed to launch later this year.
  2. It is claimed to provide a premium software experience.
  3. The phone’s SoC details were revealed via a now-deleted LinkedIn post.

Nothing is gearing up for the launch of its new TWS earbuds, the Ear (2). The company has already confirmed some key details about its upcoming premium TWS, which is set to launch on March 22. Ahead of the official launch, Nothing also revealed some details about the flagship phone, the Phone (2). The Nothing Phone (1) successor is set to launch later this year. Nothing confirmed that its upcoming smartphone will offer a more premium experience than the original version. Now, a new leak has revealed some key performance unit details of the upcoming Nothing smartphone.

Nothing CEO Carl Pei recently confirmed that the Phone (2) will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series SoC. At the time of the confirmation during the Mobile World Congress 2023, the Nothing CEO did not reveal any exact details about the chipset. However, thanks to a post by a Qualcomm executive, the processor details of the Phone (2) have leaked online.

Nothing Phone (2) To Get Flagship-Grade SoC

The Nothing Phone (2) is set to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC under the hood. The details were leaked by Qualcomm’s SVP and GM of Mobile, Compute and XR business unit, Alex Katouzian. The details were posted on Katouzian’s LinkedIn. Minutes after making the post live, the details were deleted. However, the eagle-eyed folks at 91Mobiles managed to take a screenshot of the post just in time.

The post confirms that the Phone (2) will get a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. While being a generation old, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC is still quite fast and efficient for most use cases. It would be interesting to see when the Nothing smartphone launches. If the device launches by the end of 2023, the Phone (2)’s performance unit might feel a bit dated as Qualcomm might also launch the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC in the second half of the year.

Nothing has already sold over 650,000 units of the Nothing Phone (1) to date. The company plans to offer a premium experience with the second-generation product of its premium smartphone. The company will have an added emphasis on the software this time around to ensure that the device offers a premium user experience.

Also read: Nothing Phone (1) Review: It Is Worth the Hype!

With a faster processor and what is said to offer a premium software experience, the upcoming Nothing flagship phone might get a premium price tag too. The Phone (1)’s price has been fluctuating between Rs 25,000 and Rs 37,000 in India. It would not be a surprise if the Phone (2) has a higher price tag. The Phone (2) might get the same design as its predecessor — albeit with minor changes here and there. What do you think about the Nothing smartphone in general? Let us know in the comments below.