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Nothing Phone (1) Is Not Based On Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC

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The missing piece of the puzzle is finally here. Most leaks and speculations claimed that the Nothing Phone (1) will be powered by the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. However, a new listing on Geekbench 5 and the source code on the Nothing’s official website have confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) is not powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, instead, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ SoC.

Nothing Phone (1) Processor Details Leaked Ahead Of Launch

We already have devices like the Moto Edge 30, powered by the Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC, that too under Rs. 30,000. Hence, the Nothing Phone (1) is expected to cost around Rs. 30,000 in India if the company wants to compete against its contemporaries.

Nothing Phone (1) Geekbench 5 Performance

According to the Geekbench 5 listing, the Nothing Phone (1) is powered by the Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC with 8GB of RAM, and the phone is running on the latest Android 12 OS. Nothing Phone (1) has posted a single-core CPU score of 797 and a multi-core CPU score of 2803.

If we compare these scores to the Moto Edge 30, Motorola’s offering has a better single-core score while the Nothing Phone (1) offers a better multi-core score. Nonetheless, both smartphones are expected to offer similar performance under normal day-to-day usage scenarios.

Nothing Phone (1) Processor Details Leaked Ahead Of Launch

Nothing Phone (1) Does Have Some Leverage

As per the official sources, the Nothing Phone (1) does have some leverage over the competition, especially when it comes to design and build quality. The Nothing Phone (1) does have a premium finish with a metal frame and a glass back panel. Similarly, the smartphone also seems to support wireless and reverse wireless charging.

As of now, there is no information if the Nothing Phone (1) will have any income protection. Going by the design and target audience, the company is expected to offer some kind of IP certification to protect the device from dust and water. Lastly, the phone also has LED strips that can be customized to work as notification LEDs.

Given the Nothing Phone (1) is now confirmed to ship with Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC, it is now almost confirmed that the phone is most likely to be priced between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000. Given this is the first smartphone from the company, the brand is likely to price the device very aggressively at least in India.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 10:43 [IST]

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