At a recent MWC 2023, the founder of Nothing, Carl Pei, went on to reveal that the Nothing Phone 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Series chipset- but didn’t reveal the exact number of the model.
Many were expecting the phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or a successor- since the phone will not be launched to the market until the end of the year. However, in a post made on LinkedIn, Alex Katouzian, General Manager and SVP of Mobile accidentally revealed that this phone would be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC before the post was edited to Snapdragon 8 Series.
Nothing Phone 2 Will be Powered By Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC
Although the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be faster for the Nothing Phone 2, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is a definite flagship SoC- which supports LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, as well as WiFi 6E support. On the other hand, the latest Gen 2 of the Snapdragon 8 will be supporting the LPDDR5X RAM, WiFi 7 support, and UFS 4.0 storage.
Incidentally, if one were to opt for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it would invariably cut the cost of the phone- but that will still be quite expensive when compared to the Nothing Phone 1, which simply uses a mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. Interestingly, the company has also mentioned that the Phone 2 will be far more premium than its previous version.
The Nothing Phone 2 will be released in the latter half of 2023 in multiple markets, of which the USA will also be a part- where the Phone 1 was not sold. In other news, OnePlus also launched a couple of phones- a flagship OnePlus 11 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, along with a cheaper OnePlus 11R model with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.