Google Might Launch Two New Mid-Range Phones Soon
An APK teardown by a website reveals that two devices with the codename ‘Bonito’ and ‘Sargo’ were seen in the list of smartphones that support Google’s platform for mobile augmented reality. The devices will presumably be made by Google since previous models have the same “naming-convention”. The first device bears the name Bonito, originally expected to be a mid-range Pixel phone. The second fish-themed codename Sargo, may represent an entirely new device. However, nothing is certain until it is officially announced or released.
New Google Phones On Their Way?
According to the website, the device with the codename Bonito was first leaked by tipster Roland Quandt. He revealed that Google is working on a phone which will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor. This device has the codename “Bonito”. Rumours about Google’s mid-range phone started surfacing in April this year when reports revealed that the tech giant is working on a new mid-range ‘Desire series’ running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 700 series processors. The “Bonito” device appeared on GFXBench last month running on the Snapdragon 710 processor. The “Sargo” device appeared for the first time. However, Google has not shared any details regarding the mid-range Pixel phones yet.
The “Sargo” device also matches Google’s fish-based naming convention. It is possible that this could launch along with the “Bonito” phone, much like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The device could turn out to be a budget smartphone. It might even run Android One or Android Go operating systems. However, Google has not provided any information yet.
The teardown also revealed the new smartphones that have received the ArCore support. The devices included in the list are: Mate 20 X, Honor 8X, Honor Magic 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and the OnePlus 6T.