Google is reported to be working on a new mid-range Pixel smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC which may be launched early next year. Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 710 SoC which is more powerful than the Snapdragon 660 chipset but not more than the Snapdragon 845.
As per a tweet posted by popular leaker Roland Quandt, Google will use the Snapdragon 710 chipset in its upcoming mid-range Pixel smartphone. He said that Google has already started on work on the mid-range device and it may be launched early next year that is 2019.
In another tweet, Roland Quandt said that there is no information whether Google will bring out another mid-range Pixel smartphone in 2018. He said that he does not have any information about the specifications of the handset since hardware development of the device has only begun last month.
As per earlier reports, the new mid-range Pixel device from Google may run on Android Go edition out of the box. Google had launched the Android Go edition last year that is capable of running on smartphones with less than 1GB of RAM.
To recall, Google used to manufacture mid-range smartphones under the Nexus brand earlier to cater to the low budget customers. This mid-range smartphone may be the first from the company under the premium Pixel brand name and may help to rebuild its customer base in the mid-range market.
Meanwhile, Google is also expected to launch the next generation Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL smartphones in October this year. The Google Pixel 3 XL is expected to feature dual cameras on the rear and front of the phone. The front camera module may be housed inside the display notch on the front panel. Apart from that, both the devices are tipped to feature an edge-to-edge display with very thin bezels on the sides and a thick bottom bezel to house stereo speakers.