Google to launch two more mid-range phones, ARCore APK teardown claims

In the latest ARCore v1.5 APK, colleagues over at Android Police were able to scrape off some interesting findings from the source code. Among the newly added supported devices, there were two more that are unknown. Their codenames are Bonito and Sargo.

Looking down the list, we see the Mate 20 X, Honor 8X, Honor Magic 2, T-Mobile’s OnePlus 6T with a single SIM slot and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3. Supposedly, the Bonito and Sargo are Google-made devices given its history of naming phones after fish. Then again, that doesn’t guarantee that this is, in fact, a Google device. We could be looking at a Nokia handset, for example.

However, the findings are in line with previous rumors about Google prepping up a Snapdragon 710-powered mid-range device towards the end of this year or at the beginning of the next one. A throwback to the Google Nexus phones, perhaps?

If true, a quick Google search says that the Sargo could be the smaller of the two since Sargo is a smaller fish than Bonito. But for now, all we can do is speculate and wait for more evidence to pile up.