Nothing Phone 2 is coming with Snapdragon Gen 1 processor for a reason.
May 20, 2023
The Nothing Phone 2 promotional campaign began in January when CEO Carl Pei announced the phone’s upcoming availability soon in the US and other countries. Since then, Nothing has gradually generated interest in the product by providing intermittent teasers and snippets of information on social media platforms. However, one of the most anticipated details leading up to the Phone 2’s summer launch is the processor it will utilize and its design. Today, Carl Pei, the CEO of Nothing, disclosed additional information about the forthcoming device in a tweet. The new Nothing Phone 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and read below to know the reason for this choice.
There has been a lot of discussion ever since we announced that Phone (2) will have a Snapdragon 8 Series chipset. Well here's some news – it’s going to be the premium-tier powerhouse Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. A clear upgrade from Phone (1). Let’s talk about the key differences👇 pic.twitter.com/l5NwCxDAVa
Although it is an older chip, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is still a powerful processor, having been featured in top smartphones released in 2022. However, some may dismiss it due to its age, as premium phones should feature the latest processors. Although Pai has not compared it with other Premium Smartphones, based on initial testing, the Phone 2 shows a significant improvement over its predecessor counterparts. Seems like it is twice as fast when it comes to opening apps and offers an 80 percent overall performance boost. Additionally, this processor brings enhancements to other aspects of the user experience, including battery life, network connectivity, and camera capabilities which are very important aspects of any device.
Pei has revealed that the Phone 2 will be equipped with an 18-bit Image Signal Processor (ISP), a notable improvement compared to the Phone 1 which was released last year. This ISP will allow for the capture of significantly more camera data, approximately 4,000 times more, enhancing the phone’s imaging capabilities. Users can expect improved image quality, including the ability to shoot 4K videos at 60 frames per second and utilize RAW HDR.
Pei remains steadfast in his choice of the older chip. He emphasizes that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has undergone extensive testing and continuous optimization through numerous updates since its introduction a year ago. This suggests that despite being an older chip, it has been refined and fine-tuned to give optimal performance for the Phone 2.
As we have seen Nothing Phone 1 came with exceptional user experience due to its improved software, Nothing Phone 2 will be no different. Also, Pai revealed that by opting for an older chip Phone 2 will be offered at a more affordable price point, making it accessible to a wider range of consumers. The pricing details of the Phone 2 are yet to be revealed, although will be revealed soon for us.