It’s official, it will be a high-end smartphone

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At MWC 2023, Carl Pei, co-founder of the young London company, presented the first element of the future Nothing phone (2). It will be equipped with a Qualcomm chip.

Source: Anthony Wonner (Frandroid)

The ties between Qualcomm and Nothing are strong and the two companies have shown it once again. Accustomed to cultivating a certain hype around its launches, the co-founder of the young London company, Carl Pei, chose the Qualcomm stand at MWC 2023 to present an element of the Nothing phone for the first time (2), as he also announces the next launch of another product of the brand.

It boils down to one sentence: “I am proud to say that the Nothing (2) phone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 8 series. » With the Snapdragon 8 series clearly reserved for high-end smartphones, we can already say that the phone (2) will fit into this segment, unlike its predecessor, the phone (1), which sold at least 650,000 copies in his own words. businessman.

On the other hand, you may have noticed, Carl Pei does not specify which chip his phone will equip, no doubt to maintain a bit of hype, which he will be able to distil over the months. If it comes out at the same time as last year, in June, therefore, we can already interpret that it will not be under Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, since this is expected for October 2023. Three chips are offered: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8 + Gen 1 and the most powerful of all, 8 Gen 2.

a joke ad

Shortly before the announcement, a dense crowd of journalists and onlookers gathered around the reduced space provided, a sign of the sector’s impatience with the telephone (2). One team member told us that he didn’t necessarily expect such a wait, in the middle of MWC.

Source: Anthony Wonner (Frandroid)

Especially since the ad was built a bit in the form of a joke or a wink, depending on how you look at it. After saying a few words, Carl Pei invited Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm, to the stage. This one arrived wearing a red jersey, the color of the San Diego-based company, marked with an 8 for Snapdragon 8 Series and mentioning a “phone(2)” gamername instead. Thus, the phone (2) signs a transfer to the very closed high-end club, a bit like a football player sanctifying his transfer to a new club. We wish you the best for the season.

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