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Carl Pei explains why the upcoming Nothing phone (1) will have a two-year-old chipset

Nothing Phone (1)

Carl Pei’s Nothing will use a mid-range chipset inside its upcoming Nothing Phone (1). Putting all the speculations to rest, Pie has confirmed to Input Magzine that Nothing’s first smartphone will be using Qualcomm – Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, a two-year-old chipset.

Pei said the company decided to go with a mid-range chip because of performance, power consumption, and cost, adding that a 778G+ chip is more power-efficient. “Phones have reached a point of good enough performance for general tasks and more powerful chips have diminishing returns,” he told Input.

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— Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 29, 2022

According to the latest leaks, the price in India will start from Rs 31,000 for an 8/128 GB version. Prices will go up for more powerful variants. The 8/256 GB and 12/256 GB versions will cost Rs 32,000 and Rs 36,000 respectively.

At present, we don’t know much about the specifications. The device has been certified with 45W fast charging with the PPS standard. The smartphone will come with what the company is calling the “GLYPH Interface” and will sport illuminating LED light strips on the back panel that will light up on notifications, charging, and more.

Ahead of the smartphone’s launch on July 12 in London, Nothing has managed to create hype around the Phone (1) by providing sneak peeks of its design and features. Earlier, the company confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) will not launch in the US.

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