Google ARCore update reveals codename of possible upcoming Pixel handset

Joanna Estrada
November 9, 2018

Bonito was the codename for the midrange Pixel handset, though the phone was never released. The phone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019.

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.

Android Police carried out a teardown of the latest ARCore update and found references to both "Bonito" and "Sargo" within it. Once in a while, it also reveals an unreleased device or in this case, devices.

A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device. 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". The names are in line with previous Google device codenames which have have historically been based on fish.

Google popularly codenames its phones after fish and Bonito and Sargo are fish of different sizes, hinting at the different screen sizes of the unannounced phones.

This also isn't the first time we've heard mention of Bonito.

We would however take all of this with a pinch of salt for now, as there's still not much to go on and this would be the first time Google has made a mid-range phone.

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