Google is said to be releasing a mid-range Pixel device powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. Based on a tweet by Roland Quandt, the device is set to be revealed in the first half of 2019; although there is no telling when the company will reveal the device.
The Snapdragon 710 made a surprise appearance last week, when it was announced with the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. In this case, it’s difficult to gauge the potential of the mobile platform; seeing that nobody has managed to get their hands on it yet for benchmarks.
Off to Taiwan for @computex_taipei today, but here's a tidbit for ya: Google is working on a "mobile" device based on the Snapdragon 710 currently scheduled for launch in the 1st half of 2019. Sounds like this might be the (or one of them) upcoming mid-range Pixel phone.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 2, 2018
The Pixel phones have thus far been high-end devices, taking on mainly flagship level specifications. It was believed that Google was doing this to avoid directly competing with its Android partners too often. A more mid-range Pixel may throw this theory out the window.
This is certainly a juicy rumour at this point in time, but Roland has previously got it right on rumours in regards to new products. As 2019 is still a long way off, anything can happen from now until next year. Stay tuned to see if this rumour becomes reality.