Google is preparing a smartphone with the new mid-range Snapdragon 710 chip for next year, in addition to Pixel 3 and 3XL planned for this autumn.
The range of smartphones Pixel could well diversify. Until then, it consisted only of two flagships (a big and a small foramt) each year, in total symmetry with the Apple brand that it holds in its viewfinder. But a tweet from German journalist Roland Quandt tells us that Google could also release a more mid-range device in the first half of 2019.
"Google is working on a mobile terminal based on a Snapdragon 710 currently scheduled for launch in the first half of 2019," he writes. Qualcomm actually unveiled its Snapdragon 710 processor two weeks ago. A chip designed to boost mid-range smartphones whose prices are between 500 and 600 euros. What offer powerful functions in terms of photo and video capture but also in artificial intelligence, for facial recognition for example. Xiaomi has already announced the Mi 8 SE, a first smartphone equipped with Snapdragon710. The brands Vivo and Nokia should soon follow suit.
Another name of fish
In another tweet, Roland Quandt says that Google Pixel would be given the code name bonito, "bonite" in French. Another reference to a fish, as is the tradition of Google.
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Until 2019, the eyes of all remain focused on the future Google Pixel 3 and 3XL are expected this fall.