Nothing confirms Snapdragon 778G+ chipset for the phone

Nothing founder and CEO Carl Pei is continuing his teaser campaign for the upcoming Nothing phone (1), 

drip-feeding information left and right every few days in advance of the July 12 launch event.  

Today he confirmed that the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ premium mid-range SoC. 

This is in fact no surprise, since a Nothing phone (1) prototype was spotted on Geekbench with that exact chipset a few days ago, but it's nice to have the official confirmation. 

Clearly high-end chips have gotten much more expensive these days than they were back when Pei co-founded OnePlus many years ago 

The OnePlus One was able to use the best SoC of its day while still launching for $100 less than the Nothing phone is rumored to. Hashtag inflation.