Google could be preparing two mid-range Pixel smartphones

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2018

The first traces of a mid-range Pixel smartphone date back to June this year, when a Snapdragon 710-powered device going by the codename Bonito was spotted.

An APK teardown of Google's latest ARCore v1.5 has revealed support for two mysterious codenamed devices, which can not be linked to any known phone.

Rumours of a mid-range Pixel device have been circulating for some time, and a new look at the latest AR Core app from Google has led to the discovery of two new Google branded device code names. As it has become the norm, a teardown of the latest ARCore app usually reveals new devices that have gained ARCore support. Once in a while, it also reveals an unreleased device or in this case, devices. While the supposed mid-range Google phone with codename "Bonito" surfaced on several leak reports earlier, the codename "Sargo" has appeared for the first time. According to Wikipedia, Sargo is the name for a white seabream and Bonito is described as "a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae". Android Police found Bonito and Sargo in the list of supported devices for ARCore and with some educated guessing, it is evident that they are Google-made devices. Google search both fishes and you will find out Sargo is smaller than Bonito. These are all just speculations by the way, so take with a pinch of salt.

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