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MWC 2023: Nothing Phone 2 to use Snapdragon 8 series SoC, founder Carl Pei confirms

Nothing, co-founder Carl Pei, confirms its partnership with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series chipset, which might power the company's upcoming flagship smartphones.

India TV Tech Desk Edited By: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 03, 2023 12:07 IST
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At the World Mobile Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, smartphone company Nothing announced the partnership with Qualcomm's latest  Snapdragon 8-series chipset which is expected to be powering the upcoming and most expected Phone (2). The Phone's exact launch details remain unknown but as per the sources, it is likely to debut in July or September (2023), making it exactly a year after the launch of Nothing Phone (1).

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The Phone (2) will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series chipset, providing a leap in power and performance. It is still uncertain which 8-series processor will power the Phone. It could likely be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC as reports suggest, which is expected to offer better gaming and snappier performance with support for better cameras.

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Nothing Phone (1) was powered by a custom-designed Snapdragon 778G+ processor, which includes wireless and reverses wireless charging capabilities. The company still needs to reveal the storage and memory capacity of the Phone (2). Nothing Phone (1) had a starting price of Rs 32,999 in India for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the top variant, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, launched at Rs 38,999.


Nothing Phone (2) is expected to offer a clean Android experience, shipping with Android 13-based NothingOS, which has started rolling out on the original model. Nothing is known for its off-beat design without compromising utility.

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CEO Carl Pei had earlier said that the company would make the US market its "number one priority" for the Phone (2) that will arrive later this year. However, the challenge with the US market is that smartphone brands need to work with the carriers on certification and to adapt some of their features into their OS. This requires more resources, which increases the overall cost of the device.


1. What is the Nothing Phone 2?

The Nothing Phone 2 is expected to be the upcoming smartphone from the consumer technology company, which has been co-founded by Carl Pei. It will be featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-series SoC.

2. Nothing Phone 2 expected launch?

As of now, the exact launch date of the Nothing Phone 2 has not been officially announced. However, it is expected to launch in the second half of 2022, possibly in July or September, exactly a year after the launch of the first Nothing Phone.


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