Google could be working on a mid-range Google Pixel that will be powered by the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. Roland Quandt from WinFuture hinted at this information on his Twitter account. He went on to add that the device is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2019. This could be the much-rumored mid-range Google Pixel device that the company is planning to launch alongside its premium, top of the line Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices.
This could also pull Google back to its roots as pointed by xda developers where the company was known to offer flagship-like specifications in their Nexus lineup at mid-range prices. This move will also allow more users to embrace the Pixel lineup as the smartphone of their choosing. Currently, the price of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is a major obstacle for people who are interesting to use the Pixel lineup. A cheaper offering from the company will give such users an option to consider without burning a hole in their pockets.
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Another important aspect of this mid-range Pixel device is that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. It will be a huge deal because the Snapdragon 710 promises to offer flagship-like performance at a more affordable price for users who don’t need any other additional features that come with the Snapdragon 800 series. This means that the company will not have to compromise much on the performance that they will offer Pixel users with enough power to deliver a top-class software experience.
This is not the first time that we have come across reports about a mid-range Pixel device. It was reported previously at the beginning of April that Google may be working on a mid-range Pixel smartphone for emerging markets such as India. The report pointed out that the company may launch the device at the end of July or early August.