Leak Suggests Google Has a 5G Mid-Range Pixel Phone in the Works

A new leak uncovered strenuously by the folks over at XDA has revealed the possible existence of a couple of new Pixel phones, with one of them likely packing 5G. Three new device codenames were uncovered – Sunfish, Redfin, and Bramble. While Bramble is possibly a pre-development board and not an actual phone, Sunfish and Redfin have raised attention.

As for Sunfish, it is revealed that the phone could be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. The mention of this codename was reportedly found in an AOSP repository. The Google app also managed to reveal some information on Sunfish which has ultimately led the source to believe that this could be the rumored Pixel 4a. Interestingly, previous reports have indicated that this phone may have been shelved.

As for the Redfin, it is said that this phone will be made by an original device manufacturer, FIH Mobile, which is a subsidiary of contract manufacturer Foxconn. What’s interesting about this phone is the fact that it will reportedly run on the Snapdragon 765 5G chipset. This suggests that the handset may well be the first 5G handset with stock Android. It’s unclear if this will be sold under the Pixel brand, but it’s likely that this device may be focussed on the Chinese markets. XDA, however, believes that the Redfin may be an XL variant of the aforementioned Pixel 4a.

What’s also interesting is that the Sunfish and Redfin will reportedly run on Android 10, while the development board a.k.a the Bramble is revealed to be in development with Android 11. With Android 10 announced last year, it’s no secret that Google is actively developing Android 11.

Would you be interested in a 5G Pixel 4a? Let us know.

Source: XDA Developers

Via: Android Authority