Saturday, 17 November, 2018

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

Googe Bonito and Google Sargo ARCore APK teardown reveals Google working on two mid-range phones
Cecil Davis | 08 November, 2018, 23:41

Google only recently launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, however the company could have two additional phones in the works if hints in an APK teardown are anything to go by. 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.

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. The phone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019.

A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device. Now, the APK doesn't have any information on what these are, but one thing they are is types of fish, which is relevant because all of Google's Pixel handsets have used types of fish as their codenames.

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Google traditionally names its Pixel phones after fish, and both of these names are types of fish.

This doesn't necessarily confirm that Sargo is another Google phone, but how many manufacturers name their devices after fish? The names are in line with previous Google device codenames which have have historically been based on fish. Sargo could also be a different device entirely that is indeed smaller than Bonito but not related to it in any way.