During MWC 2023, it was announced that the Nothing Phone 2 will be available later that year. We also heard that this would be the first phone from the firm to use a Snapdragon 8-series CPU, but we did not have access to any other information at the time. A Qualcomm official slipped up today and divulged the processor that would be included in Nothing’s forthcoming flagship device.
Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of Qualcomm’s Mobile, Computing, and XR business area, previously discussed the chipset used in the company’s future Nothing Phone 2 in a post that has since been removed. Carl Pei and the Nothing team were praised on the release of their new phone, which has the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Very immediately thereafter, it had been altered to conceal Katouzian’s original comments. Lucky for us, 91Mobiles captured a screen capture that you can check out below.
It’s thrilling that the Nothing Phone 2 will use a robust chipset that can’t be ignored, but the company’s plans for the device are much more intriguing. When the Nothing Phone 1 came out, it was the first Android smartphone in a long time to break the mold of conformity. Although though it lacked any unique features, the phone’s illumination was smartly done, and the translucent back that revealed the device’s inner workings was a welcome improvement.
We hope that the Nothing Phone 2 avoids the fate of smartphones that have lost their individuality, a problem that even Pei acknowledged in his assessment of the OnePlus 11. No release date information has been made available, however we can probably anticipate hearing more in the next several months.