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Carl Pei defends Snapdragon 778G+ choice for the Nothing Phone (1) as evidence of second colour option emerges

The Nothing Phone (1) will be available in two colour options, both with translucent back panels. (Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
The Nothing Phone (1) will be available in two colour options, both with translucent back panels. (Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
Nothing CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the Phone (1) will rely on the Snapdragon 778G+, a chipset that Qualcomm has since replaced with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Electing to defend the decision as 'the most balanced choice', Pei continues to tease the Nothing Phone (1) on social media. Meanwhile, renders of a second colour option have surfaced online, courtesy of the likes of Roland Quandt.

The launch of the Nothing Phone (1) may still be two weeks away, but information continues to appear online about the upcoming smartphone. Until now, Nothing has teased the Phone (1) in a white finish with a translucent back panel. However, the likes of Roland Quandt have obtained an official image of the Nothing Phone (1) in black, embedded above. Previously noticed in teaser videos, it is unclear whether this second colour option will be available at launch.

Quandt believes as much though, with the leaker reporting that both colour options have already been used in retail listings. Unsurprisingly, the black colour option swaps the white elements of the smartphone's back panel for black, with the various LEDs remaining unchanged. Arguably, these LEDs stand out more against a dark background when switched off than they do on the already confirmed white model. Separately, Carl Pei has confirmed that the Snapdragon 778G+ will power the Nothing Phone (1), suggested last week by a rogue Geekbench listing.

In fact, Pei has posted a meme on Twitter defending the choice of the mid-range chipset. Billed as 'the most balanced choice', replies to Pei's tweet focus on the Snapdragon 870 as a possible alternative. More realistically, Qualcomm has just released the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which would appear to be the mid-range chipset of choice going forwards. Elsewhere, the Nothing Phone (1) is expected to feature a 120 Hz OLED display with a 4,500 mAh battery and 8 GB of RAM. Purportedly, the Nothing Phone (1) will be available at a mid-range price tag too, although Nothing has not confirmed this yet.

(Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
(Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
(Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
(Image source: Nothing via @rquandt)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-06-29 (Update: 2022-06-29)