Since the second half of last year, there have been a lot of rumors about the midrange of the Google Pixel series. FromRussian technology blog WylsaExposure of the suspected real machine to get started, to the Japanese economic newsNikkei AsianThe information obtained by anonymous sources seems to confirm that the Google Pixel series is expected to usher in a new member of the midrange.
▲ Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL contrast pictures from:Wylsa
However, its name may not be what we thought was Google Pixel 3 Lite and Google Pixel 3 XL Lite. According to foreign mediaXDA DevelopersIt is reported that the official names of these two mid-range machines may be Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL.
▲ Image from:Wylsa
The two devices, codenamed "sargo" and "bonito", have appeared on the web multiple times, both in Google ARCore's device profile database and in the database of GeekBench or other benchmark software.
Now they also appear in the code for the Android Q Beta 1 beta.
In the ConnectivityMonitor application, XDA also found a category that lists the Pixel models and their corresponding code names, such as the initial Pixel and Pixel XL codes "sailfish" and "marlin"; Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL It is "walleye" and "taimen". It is inferred that the code names "bonito" and "sargo" may refer to the fourth-generation Pixel model.
However, after combining the information in the Google Camera database, the real identity of the device codenamed "sargo" is starting to be a bit confusing, because in this database, the device name corresponding to "sargo" is Google Pixel 3a XL.
Therefore, whether "sargo" corresponds to the fourth generation of Google Pixel or Google Pixel 3a XL is still uncertain.
A month ago, the Japanese economic newsNikkei AsianAccording to reports from signatories, the US Internet giant has the idea of adding mid-range members to the Google Pixel series. It may be plagued by Apple’s “difficulties” (poor iPhone sales), offering more price for consumers. Intimate Pixel series models, and use it to become the main force of the Pixel series of increments.
▲Previously exposed Pixel 3 Lite, the picture is derived from the watermark
If there are no surprises, this is Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL we are talking about today. The news indicates that the small size of Google Pixel 3 Lite (Google Pixel 3a) is expected to sell for less than US$749 (about RMB 5,064). iPhone XR.
And this is what some industry analysts believe, Google intends to attract more users to use its services with the more affordable Google Pixel midrange.
At present, Google’s share of the global smartphone market is not large, research institute IDCData DisplayIn 2018, the Pixel series shipped approximately 4.68 million units, with a market share of approximately 0.33%. In 2017, the performance was even worse, with shipments of approximately 3.45 million units, accounting for 0.2% of the market.
The Google Pixel 3 Lite (Google Pixel 3a) series, which is more affordable, is expected to change Google’s sales in the smartphone market and further expand the reach of its Google services.
according toXDAThe information on the finishing of the two Pixel series is as follows.
Google Pixel 3a features a 5.56-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2220 x 1080, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chip, 4GB of storage and 32GB of storage, a 2915 mAh battery and a 12 megapixel rear-single camera. With Type-C interface and 3.5mm audio interface.
▲ Figure is derived from watermark
As for the large-size Google Pixel 3a XL, there are very few rumors about its hardware specifications, only currently knowing that it may be equipped with a 6-inch FHD+ screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip.
It's unclear whether the two midranges retain the camera features or other features that Google Pixel 3 has.
It is reported that these two new machines may be launched at the Google I/O conference held this year. At that time, perhaps we can see how close the people of Google Pixel are to the people?
Title map from:XDA Developers