The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are apparently getting company - namely from two variants of Pixel 3 Lite. This is supposed to rely on polycarbonate design and will keep the legendary camera of the expensive original. Here's everything we know about the design and the technical data of the Pixel 3 (XL ) Lite.
Onleaks and the technology blog 91mobiles have rendered a 360-degree preview of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL based on current rumours. The polycarbonate versions of the luxury smartphones is finally visible from all angles. What do you think of the new design of the budget flagships?
The video is followed by some 5K stills that compare the devices with each other and with the normal Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel 3 Lite should have a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches and the Pixel 3 XL Lite almost 6 inches. The popular analog 3.5 mm headphone jack comes back. It is also mentioned that the housings are made of polycarbonate instead of glass, which can contribute significantly to the lower price.
Polycarbonate not only lowers the price of purchase but also repairs become clearly more favorable for such devices. If you look at the prices for new glass panes of fully glazed top devices such as the Galaxy S9 or the iPhone XS, the purchase of a Pixel 3 Lite could be the better long-term decision.
Not much else is yet known about Pixel 3 Lite, although a Russian blog is already showing some photos of the new Google smartphone. It looks very similar to the Pixel 3 and also has a display without a notch. Inside there should be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 and 4 of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
This would be a little tight for memory, especially since there is apparently no possibility for storage expansion. But since Google's main goal with photos and videos is for users to outsource as many things as possible to the cloud, they could make do with it for a while in everyday life.
The camera in Pixel 3 Lite is no lightweight
However, Google does not seem to have saved on the most important criterion for many users. If the information of the often well-informed Ben Geskin is correct, then the same camera will be used in the Pixel 3 Lite as in the other two current Google smartphones.
Google Pixel 3 Lite is a simplified version of the Pixel 3 with a plastic body and a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor. It has 4/32 GB of memory, no memory card slot. But camera is the same as in pixel 3.- Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) November 26, 2018
If this is true, then the Lite model of Pixel 3 should become an insider tip. The Pixel camera is considered one of the best smartphone cameras you can buy thanks to the new night mode. If the Lite smartphone actually has the same qualities as the more expensive Pixel smartphones, it can only be a success story for Google.
Considering the cutbacks in memory and processor, the price should be around $400 to $500. But that's all coffee grounds at the moment, we will have to wait for the full reveal to know the real price.
Google Pixel 3 Lite: Technical Data
|Google Pixel 3 Lite||Specifications|
|Display||18.5:9 format, LCD, 2,220 x 1,080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|Camera||12 Megapixel single camera rear, single-camera front|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Other||3.5 mm jack, plastic housing, USB C|
Would you be happy about a Google Pixel 3 Lite? Let us know in the comments below.
The main picture at the top of the article shows the Google Pixel 3 XL.