A new mid-tier handset is coming to Project Fi later this year

There could be good news for Project Fi users that are a little frustrated with the lack of choice when it comes to the number of supported handsets. Until now, Project Fi has only been officially supported on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, but thanks to a tweet from Project Fi’s official account, we could see a new mid-tier Fi-compatible handset from a partner later this year.

As you can see from the tweet above, it’s a rather vague announcement and there are a few ways you can interpret it. Possibly the most exciting interpretation would be that we may yet see the rebirth of the Nexus moniker as a mid-tier Google phone. It’s a stretch, for sure, but the re-emergence of the Nexus brand is a rumor that keeps surfacing. It could just be a cheaper Pixel, but it’s doubtful that Google would want to associate the Pixel’s premium branding with a more affordable handset.

Another way would just mean the launch of the first non-Google handset to support  Project Fi from one of the company’s partners with mid-tier specifications and pricing. Think of a phone with specifications such as the Snapdragon 626, a Full HD display, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a price tag around the $375-$450 mark and you probably won’t be too far off.

The timing of the tweet suggests we don’t have too long to wait for an official announcement of this new Project Fi compatible device. If you aren’t sure whether Project Fi is for you, you can always take the Fi Fit Quiz to find out.

Source: Project Fi (Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).