As Carl Pei has recently announced that the Nothing Phone (2) will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, there might be doubters wondering why does the London company is heading that direction. Surely, there is a lot of reason to go with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, so let’s learn more why Nothing has decided to go on that way, according to Carl Pei’s tweet.
Better performance than Phone (1) (Obviously)
Carl Pei mentioned that the team has tested that app opening speed on Phone (2) is TWICE as fast compared to Phone (1). But the performance jump is not really something to be surprised as the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G used on the Phone (1) was slightly dated during its launch. Phone (2)’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 brings 80% overall performance improvement.
More reason to go for Snapdragon 8 Series
Apart from having speed performance, the Snapdragon 8 Series offers significant improvements across the board including battery life, network connectivity, and camera capabilities, among others. This will make Nothing Phone (2) a complete package for global users.
Better mobile photography and videography
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 uses an 18-bit Image Signal Processor (ISP) capable of capturing over 4,000 times more camera data than the ISP used on Phone (1). Carl Pei is claiming that the Phone (2) camera offers advanced features like Raw HDR and 4K recording at 60 fps.
Because of TSMC
Carl Pei also highly spoken of TSMC’s 4nm process on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as the reason that will help with power consumption and heat management for the Phone (2).
User experience matters
Carl Pei stated that Nothing is prioritising user experience over being first in the specs race. With that said, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has been thoroughly tested and continuously optimised through numerous updates since its introduction a year ago.
Bring down the cost of ownership while getting flagship performance
Carl Pei thinks that latest technology will incurred a cost which sometimes may not benefit a user. Hence, going with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 route will help Phone (2) remains accessible while delivering a significantly improved experience compared to Phone (1).
What do you think of the Nothing Phone (2) with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 ? Will you be interested to get one this year when it launches? Let us know in the comments.