Daily Authority: Nothing’s secret revealed

Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

🎨 Hello, Daily Authority readers. Tomorrow is one of the biggest festivals we celebrate here in India – the Festival of Colors, aka Holi. So before I leave for my well-deserved day break, I thought I’d pick up today’s newsletter from Paula, who will be back from her well-deserved break very soon. So without further ado, here are today’s top tech stories.

nothing is big oopsie

nothing phone 1 glyph on the back

Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

In case you don’t know, Nothing is in progress to launch the Nothing Phone 2 This year. It will be a flagship device for US and European buyers. As usual, we’re months into teasers from the brand as it unleashes the usual hype train. But it seems a secret Nothing wasn’t quite ready to get out of the bag was accidentally revealed by a big boss of Qualcomm.

  • Nothing announced during MWC 2023 with which it is associated Qualcomm will offer an 8-series Snapdragon processor to Nothing Phone 2.
  • This automatically meant that Nothing is finally ready to launch a true flagship phone, which promises high-end specs and high-octane performance, and clashes with the likes of the Galaxy S23, OnePlus 11and more.
  • What Nothing didn’t reveal during its MWC announcement is the name of the Snapdragon 8 series chipset, which suggests it could be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2the current flagship phone market leader.
  • However, while congratulating Nothing for its partnership with Qualcomm, the head of the chipmaker’s mobile division wrote on Linkedin that the Nothing Phone 2 will feature the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
  • The post was quickly edited to remove the chipset name. However, people figured it out and managed to take a screenshot of the original post.
  • Looks like the cat is out of the bag and the Nothing Phone 2 will feature last year’s high-end Snapdragon SoC.

Is this a bad thing?

  • Certainly not. THE Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is still a fairly new chip.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was built on Samsung’s 4nm node, but its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 refresh is built on TSMC’s 4nm rival.
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 handsets struggled with excessive heat and sustained performance issues in more rigorous testing.
  • All of that was fixed with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Phones with the chip easily outperformed Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 handsets in reference test.
  • The 8 Plus Gen 1 version is also capable of maintaining peak performance.
  • Plus, by choosing a slightly older chip, Nothing could price the Phone 2 very competitively.
  • The company already has a lot going for it with the attractive Glyph interface and Nothing operating system.
  • So ultimately the Nothing Phone 2 might be on par with the best phones of 2023 when it comes to features. And it shouldn’t be far behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones in terms of performance.

tuesday thing


Toblerone drops its iconic Matterhorn peak, according to a BBC report. Don’t worry, the chocolate will always be the same shape. However, the packaging changes because apparently the product is no longer Swiss enough to use the Alpine peak.

  • Toblerone must remove the summit of the Matterhorn from its packaging when part of the chocolate production is transferred from Switzerland to Slovakia.
  • The pyramid-shaped bar will undergo a labeling overhaul and will feature the signature of its founder.
  • American company Mondelez said the image of the 4,478m (14,692ft) mountain will be replaced with a more generic peak.
  • Since 2017, strict rules have been applied in terms of “Swissness”.
  • They specify that the national symbols are not allowed to be used to promote milk-based products that are not produced exclusively in Switzerland.
  • For other raw foodstuffs, the threshold is at least 80%.
  • So the new packaging would feature “a distinctive new Toblerone typeface and logo that draws more inspiration from the Toblerone archives and includes the signature of our founder, Tobler’s.”

With that, I’m off to get some chocolates.

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