The Nothing Phone (2) is coming out pretty soon and the heated debate regarding the choice of SoC for the device has resulted in CEO Carl Pei chiming in and sharing his thoughts about that decision.
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
According to his explanation, it is sufficient to see the performance gain from a mid-tier chip to a high-end one with up to 80% faster app opening speed in addition to the uplift in camera performance.
He also feels that it is a pretty good package in terms of the overall features such as connectivity options, battery life, and more.
Under the “Tested to Perfection” tweet, it seems that he is also banging on the fact “old but gold” things will always do great regardless. It is somewhat true when a product has been fully explored by the industry for the “latecomers” to then know the best course of action.
I’m all heads up for him to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but if only it is priced like a last-gen flagship phone as well.