Google has successfully introduced two generations of Pixel series smartphones although these devices especially the pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL had a fair share of market complaint. Google Pixel series has always been flagship models and their prices are also on par with Samsung Galaxy S series and iPhones. Google is expected to release the Pixel 3 series flagships (Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL) sometime this year. However, information from Roland Quandt, a well-known leakster, suggests that Google is developing a mid-range Pixel smartphone which will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset and it is scheduled to arrive in the first half of 2019.
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
He stated that he does not know the specifics of this device and the development of this smartphone started a month ago. He also said that he does not know if Google plans to release any smartphone this year. Snapdragon 710 is a mid-range chip that Qualcomm has just released. The chip is based on a 10nm LPP process and it uses Kryo 360 architecture. It comes with a frequency of 2.2GHzcoupled with an Adreno 616 GPU. Furthermore, this chip supports QC 4.0+. This chip was used in the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 8 SE which has a powerful performance and energy saving capability.