Technology giant Google is reportedly planning to add two more smartphones to its Pixel lineup. And this time, the smartphones will not be in the high-end range. Instead, Google will be releasing these devices in the mid-range segment.
But then, this is not the first time that reports of such a phone by Google have surfaced online. It was earlier reported in June this year that Google is working on a mid-range Pixel smartphone, when a phone codenamed Bonito powered by Snapdragon 710 got spotted. Although we are yet to hear from Google regarding its mid-range Pixel phone, a report has surfaced online which points towards the technology giant working on a device in the said range.
The codename Bonito that we mentioned earlier has been spotted again. And this time, it was found in the code of the latest ARCore APK. There was no other information about the device that was available.
However, it is worth noticing that the codename Bonito was found alongside another codename, Sargo.
Although there is no guarantee on the fact that these devices are made by Google, the fish related names do suggest that they are.
Google usually launches its smartphones every year in two sizes, and that further points towards Bonito and Sargo being devices made by the technology company. It is being speculated that Sargo is the smaller version of the two and Bonito will be the high-end one. However, we can’t agree or disagree with that till more details about the upcoming smartphones surface.
Since we don’t know much about the devices, we obviously don’t know about their release date too. But a recent rumour claimed that Google will unveil its mid-range smartphones in early 2019.
To recall, before Google’s Pixels series came into being, the company sold smartphones from the Nexus series that were comparatively affordable. The devices in the Nexus series offers the same clutter-free Android experience that Google Pixel smartphones do.
But with Pixel series, an entirely new market was targeted by Google, as their pricing and specifications made them compete with flagships from Apple and Google.
Now, with Bonito and Sargo, it seems like technology giant is planning to capture the Nexus audience, which it lost when it launched more high-end smartphones.