After the successful launch of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the search giant is reportedly working on some interesting variants that would sport a commendably lower price tag. The relatively affordable variant of the Pixel 3 Android smartphone is called Pixel 3 Lite. Google is also reportedly working on a lesser expensive model called Pixel 3 Lite XL.
Google’s latest Pixel edition smartphones have proven themselves in all the relevant aspects. Buyers have strongly appreciated the pure Android smartphones especially for the imaging capabilities, despite the handsets sporting a single rear camera. However, the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL aren’t exactly budget-friendly, making them out of reach of a vast majority of smartphone buyers. Understanding the situation, and the need for affordability, Google could soon launch the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL, two slightly toned-down models that get most of the important specifications and features which make the Pixel series special.
Google Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL Renders Surface Online
The Google Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL belong to the Pixel family. Hence, they will share a lot of similarities with their flagship siblings. Buyers would be hard-pressed to find visual differences. The rumored devices get bezel-less fascia up front as well as the signature dual-tone finish on the rear. However, there are a few differences, most of which are under the hood. For starters, the relatively affordable devices will have the polycarbonate construction instead of glass build. Interestingly, this reminds us about the POCO F1, which ditched the premium metal frame and glass back.
The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL seem to have noticeable bezels on the left and right sides. Instead of the stereo speakers in the case of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, there’s only one speaker. This may also double up as an earpiece. Interestingly, the new Google Pixel smartphones will have a single front-facing camera. Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL have dual-camera setup on the front.
But the most surprising aspect is the inclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL. The rest of the connectivity options and hardware features, including USB Type-C port, SIM tray, volume rocker, and the power switch, and the twin grill design on the bottom, remain the same.
The similarities between the Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, continue on the back. There’s a single camera as well as a centrally placed fingerprint scanner. The renders indicate the rumored devices would have a rather large camera protrusion. This could mandate a thicker protective case for the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL.
Google Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL, Rumored Specs, Features
The Google Pixel 3 Lite could feature 5.5-inch display, similar to the Pixel 3, while the Pixel 3 Lite XL could sport a slightly larger 6-inch display panel. The former device would measure 151.3 x 70.1 mm, while the latter Lite XL model would measure 160 x 76.1mm. Needless to mention, Google won’t ditch the Full HD+ display panels with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Although the renders allow us to draw some pretty conclusive inferences, the internal specifications of the Google Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL remain a mystery. Still, earlier reports indicate the Pixel 3 Lite will pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB of RAM. The device could get a 12MP single camera on the back, and a single 8MP camera on the front. In terms of internal storage, Google might just offer a 32GB and 64GB variant. A 2,915mAh battery could power the device that will obviously boot the latest Android 9 Pie operating system.
The Google Pixel 3 Lite XL might share a lot of hardware with the Pixel 3 Lite, just like the arrangement that the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL have. However, the larger model might just get a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 710, and a little larger capacity battery.