Shortly after the launch of Snapdragon 710-powered Xiaomi Mi 8, other OEMs have reportedly expressed their interest in the latest Qualcomm mid-range chipset. Allegedly, HMD Global and Google could soon launch Nokia and Pixel phones with the new Snapdragon 700-series system-on-chip. (हिंदी में पढ़े)
The rumor comes from a prominent and reliable source, Roland Quadnt. The tipster on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, posted that HMD Global is working on a new Nokia phone with Snapdragon 710 chipset and might launch it in the autumn or by winter 2018. He further claimed that Google is also working on a new smartphone with the same chipset.
HMD/Nokia Mobile is working on a Snapdragon 710 based device to be released in the autumn/winter 2018 timeframe. Codename is “Phoenix”. Oh and btw, the Google SDM710 based device apparently is called “Bonito”.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 4, 2018
He also revealed the codenames of both devices in the same tweet. While the Nokia phone is codenamed as “Phoenix”, the new Google phone is known as “Bonito” as of now. The phones’ specifications are as mysterious to us as their names.
A mid-range Google Pixel Phone
The reported Google phone, codenamed as Bonito, could be the mid-range Pixel phone the search-engine giant is expected to launch in India and other price-sensitive markets.
In April, it was reported that Google is planning to unveil a mid-range smartphone later this year (most-probably in October). The phone will target buyers looking for a high-end phone at a mid-range price.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Features
As for the latest Snapdragon 710 chipset, it comes with significant improvements over its predecessor SD 660 mobile chipset. The major highlights of the Snapdragon 710 SoC include improvements on the AI front, power-efficient architecture, 4k HDR support, and use of the same manufacturing process as the flagship SD 845 chipset.
Further, it comes with the Spectra 250 ISP and Snapdragon X15 LTE modem to boost camera performance and connectivity speed on the mid-range phones, respectively.