Nothing has launched only a trio of products since its inception and one of them has been a smartphone called Nothing Phone (1). Now, the successor to the device, called Nothing Phone (2) is in works and the company CEO, Carl Pei, has confirmed that it will be a flagship product, equipped with a Snapdragon 8 series processor.
Nothing, took to MWC 2023 to unveil a key premium feature for its upcoming smartphone, Phone (2). It announced that Phone (2) will be powered by Qualcomm’s 8 Series processor. In other words, while the Phone (1) was a mid-range smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2) will be a flagship device that would be competing with the top dogs of the industry, including Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus and more.
While it wasn’t revealed as to which exact chip would power the Nothing Phone (2), speculations are rife that it could be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This is because Qualcomm recently announced that it has partnered with Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, Nothing, and Honor to introduce satellite communication to their phones soon. This functionality requires the chipset to have the X70 5G modem as a minimum requirement which is currently available only on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Due to this reason, it is rumoured that Nothing cannot equip the device with anything less than a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, all of these are speculations and we will have to wait until an official an announcement from the brand comes in.
As for recent news related to Nothing, the brand recently started rolling out the Nothing OS 1.5 based on Android 13 for its Phone (1). The new update brings a bunch of new features to the phone alongside a host of improvements such as up to 50% increase in app loading speed, new glyph sound pack and more.