The upcoming launch of the Nothing Phone 2 has been confirmed by Nothing CEO Carl Pei. He also revealed the chipset that will be used in the phone. Previous reports suggested that the successor to the Nothing Phone 1 is likely to be released sometime between June and September of this year. The initial phone from Nothing introduced various distinctive features, such as a transparent Corning Gorilla Glass-protected back panel. Enthusiasts are anticipating notable enhancements for the company’s second phone. It is worth mentioning that Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, departed from the company and established Nothing in 2020.
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Carl Pei recently took to Twitter to announce that the Nothing Phone 2 will be equipped with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, as he confirmed in a tweet. In a subsequent thread of tweets, Pei delved into the reasons why this chipset represents a “clear upgrade” from the previous Nothing Phone 1.
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
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 18, 2023
In a recent update, Carl Pei shared that initial tests have shown the app opening speed on the Nothing Phone 2 to be twice as fast compared to the Phone 1. Furthermore, he stated that the upcoming smartphone is expected to provide an overall performance boost of about 80 percent in comparison to its predecessor. These improvements indicate significant advancements in speed and overall device performance for the upcoming Nothing Phone 2.
According to Carl Pei, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC featured in the Nothing Phone 2 incorporates an 18-bit Image Signal Processor (ISP), which enables users to capture over 4,000 times more camera data compared to the ISP utilized in the Nothing Phone 1.
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As a result, the camera on the Nothing Phone 2 is anticipated to offer enhanced features such as Raw HDR and 4K recording at 60 frames per second. These improvements in camera capabilities highlight the advancements in imaging technology that users can expect from the upcoming Nothing Phone 2.