One of the most anticipated Android smartphones of the summer is the Nothing Phone (1). We have only seen teaser images and videos of this device. Phone (1) is set to launch on July 12th, but the startup has already held a soft launch to highlight the phone's rear panel.
Finally, Nothing has confirmed one of the rumors that have been circulating lately: The Phone (1) will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G+ mid-range processor.
It is quite simple to understand why a mid-range processor is disappointing. Although nothing has been hyping the device, there has been a great deal of buzz surrounding it. It was implied that the Phone (1) would be a flagship Android device. This phone would challenge the iPhone and Android's top devices, as OnePlus did in the past.
However, Carl Pei, the co-founder of Nothing who was behind OnePlus' meteoric rise, cannot repeat the feat. Phone (1) cannot benefit from the same 'flagship killer' marketing strategy, as did the early OnePlus phones. Furthermore, Nothing is not attempting to 'kill' any flagship devices with the Phone (1). The Snapdragon 778G+ cannot achieve this.
What the mid-range System-on-Chip (SoC) will accomplish for Nothing is to lower the price of the Phone 1. It is also rumored that the device will retail for less than $500, putting it in direct competition with the iPhone SE, Pixel 6a, and Galaxy A53.
Phone (1) has yet to be revealed at a price, but Pei did reveal that it is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G+ processor. This chip is different from those used by other handsets. Pei explained to Input that the Phone (1) processor does a few other tricks as well.
Snapdragon 778G+ is supported by wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, at the request of Nothing. Apart from that, it has the same performance as the standard 778G SoC.
The Snapdragon 778G+ is also more energy-efficient than other chips. As a result, battery life can be increased. Nothing believes that the phone (1)'s SoC is 30 percent more efficient with respect to heating, power consumption, etc.
A Snapdragon 778G+ is a TSMC chip manufactured in a 6nm process. When it comes to thermals and power savings, the company believes the mid-range SoC is superior to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8+ Gen 1.
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