ARCore APK teardown reveals Google working on two mid-range phones

Googe Bonito and Google Sargo

Google's latest Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, are fine handsets but come at a premium price, which would make one miss the Nexus-series.

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.

Initial reports of a mid-range Pixel have been aimed at the Indian market, a market which Google has been keen to crack and making some headway with Android One and Android Go devices but a more premium offering may also be a good fit for the market.

The Bonito device appeared on GFXBench last month showcasing Snapdragon 710 processor and corroborating previous rumours.

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While the ARCore is frequently updated with new features and a list of devices that support AR, the inclusion of the devices indicate that the launch might happen soon. As is typically the case, it wasn't accompanied by any information about the device.

A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device. The codenames are Bonito and Sargo.

We heard rumors of a mid-range Google smartphone earlier this year, purportedly codenamed Bonito. Google usually assigns fish-themed codenames to its smartphones, and Sargo is indeed a type of fish.

This doesn't necessarily confirm that Sargo is another Google phone, but how many manufacturers name their devices after fish? Google search both fishes and you will find out Sargo is smaller than Bonito.

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