Google could launch two mid-end Pixel smartphones

Doris Richards
November 8, 2018

But it looks like Google is bringing back that affordability factor to its Pixel phones by launching mid-range devices.

Bonito is believed to be a mid-range Pixel powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset. As is typically the case, it wasn't accompanied by any information about the device. It seems like the device is still in the works, as references to it were discovered in the ARCore app.

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". Google usually assigns fish-themed codenames to its smartphones, and Sargo is indeed a type of fish.

This also isn't the first time we've heard mention of Bonito. If so then - as Android Police notes - the Sargo could be the smaller of the two, since it's a smaller fish.

The Bonito codename has been around for a while, though it was suspected cancelled when Blueline and Crosshatch emerged as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Sargo could also be a different device entirely that is indeed smaller than Bonito but not related to it in any way.

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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