- While congratulating the Nothing team on their second collaboration with Qualcomm on the Nothing Phone, a Qualcomm executive mistakenly named the chipset (2).
- Later this year, the Nothing Phone (2) is expected to go on sale.
- Nothing Phone (2) probably provides a more premium experience.
Technology-related leaks and rumours are fairly prevalent. But it can be very problematic for a business when an executive from a big corporation unintentionally divulges the details of a new product. Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of Qualcomm’s Mobile, Compute, and XR business unit, made an update on LinkedIn during MWC 2023 commending the Nothing team for using the Snapdragon 8 series chip on the Nothing Phone (2). However, astute readers immediately noted that the article specifically identified the SoC being used as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
Fans of the Nothing group were excited despite the mention’s lack of overt significance. Although the post’s mention of the chip was swiftly deleted, it was already too late. You can see a snapshot of what we were able to capture below.
Big moment at #MWC23! Carl Pei has just announced that @Nothing’s second smartphone, the Phone (2), will be powered by @Snapdragon. Proud to have collaborated with you on this, @GetPeid. pic.twitter.com/NOkZvXVR0R
— Enrico Salvatori (@E_Salvatori) February 28, 2023
The company’s second smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2), is anticipated to follow in the path of its first success story, the Nothing Phone (1). Additionally, the business disclosed that it had sold more than 650,000 Nothing Phones (1) to date, which is remarkable given that it was a first-generation product.
Apart from the unintentional disclosure, there isn’t much information available about what the Nothing Phone (2) might offer. We can assume a better build quality, a redesigned Glyph interface, and better hardware inside since nothing CEO Carl Pei said previously confirmed that the upcoming phone will be “more premium” than their first smartphone. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which replaces the Snapdragon 778G+, is already a significant improvement. We’ll have to wait and see how much the phone will cost after these improvements, though.
In the end, the Qualcomm executive’s unintentional disclosure did nothing but raise anticipation for Nothing’s upcoming smartphone. The fact that even major corporations are capable of making errors and leaking crucial information gives the supporters of the new company something to look forward to. There is still plenty of time before everything comes together because the following phone is expected to debut in the third quarter of this year.