We know that Google has attempted to try and be its own carrier with the launch of Project Fi. However it seems that their efforts are pretty slow because not many devices support Project Fi at the moment, and the ones that do are pretty much all high-end handsets, like the Pixel devices, meaning that those on a budget will be missing out.
However the good news is that Google will be doing something about it. In a tweet by the official Project Fi account, Google has announced that there are plans to introduce a mid-tier Project Fi handset later this year. Details are pretty much non-existent at this point in time, but it will be a handset made by one of Google’s partners. We can only assume that it will be introduced around the same time as the new Pixel handsets.
We hear you loud and clear. Keep an eye out for a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year. https://t.co/74U3bq16pa
— Project Fi (@projectfi) June 29, 2017
Prior to this, the only “affordable” handset that supported Project Fi was the Nexus 5X, but given that the handset is currently marked out of stock on Google’s website, that pretty much leaves users with more expensive options like the Pixel and Pixel XL. In any case we’ll be keeping an eye out for more news about this mid-tier Project Fi handset, so do check back with us in the coming months for the details.