Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite: Specs, prices and all we know so far

first_imgGoogle Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite: Specs, prices and all we know so farThe Pixel 3 Lite series is expected to offer the trademark Pixel user experience with watered-down specifications. Leaks have so far given us a hint of what to expect from the cheaper Pixel phones.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 08:19 IST Picture courtesy: 91MobilesHIGHLIGHTSThe Pixel 3 Lite will be the compact variant of the Pixel 3 Lite series.The Pixel 3 XL Lite will essentially be a bigger version of the Pixel 3, with the design and ports being the same.Unlike the Pixel 3 XL, the Lite version will not sport the huge notch.If we have to name a smartphone that we were eagerly looking out for the whole year, it has to be the Google Pixel 3. The flagship offering from Google had got many excited with its controversial notch design on the XL version. Since the Pixel 3 was made official, it ruled impressed the critics as well as its fans with stellar camera performance. However, what wasn’t stellar was the price, starting at Rs 73,000 for the base variant. Google clearly had to do something and rumours eventually pointed out toward the intentions of a cheaper Pixel 3.Speculated to be called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite, the affordable version of the Pixel 3 has drawn a substantial amount of interest on the Internet. Certain photos have leaked in the wild while several others have come with high-resolution 3D renders of the phone with all the specifications listed. Therefore, we sum up all that the world of leaks and rumours knows about the Pixel 3 Lite.Pixel 3 Lite specifications– The Pixel 3 Lite will be the compact variant of the Pixel 3 Lite series. The handset is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with thinner bezels all around. It will carry the older 18:9 aspect ratio, which means this won’t be a bezel-less beauty like some of its rivals.–The Pixel 3 Lite will retain the design cues of the Pixel 3. The rear panel will host that trademark Pixel two-tone finish — glossy on top one-fourth and a matte finish for the rest. Leaks also show the retainment of the quirky coloured power buttons on the Pixel 3 Lite.advertisement– Similar to its elder brother, the Pixel 3 Lite will also retain a single rear camera at back. A capacitive fingerprint sensor will also be resting alongside the camera in the typical centre position. Rumours also suggest the presence of a plastic rear to help keep the costs low. — So far, it’s known that the Pixel 3 Lite will sport the 3.5mm headphone jack — a feature that’s missing from the flagship Pixel phones since 2017. A USB-C port will be present as well.– At the front, the leaks show a single rear camera lens. This means Google could be ditching the wide angle sensor from the Pixel 3 to cut costs.– As for specifications, it is speculated that the Pixel 3 will have at least 4GB RAM and 32GB storage as standard on the base version. Some suggest that Google will opt for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC for the Pixel 3 Lite while others suggest the use of a Snapdragon 710 SoC.– The handset will ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It is expected that the Lite series phones will also enjoy the privilege of getting the latest software updates before anyone else.– A 2915mAh battery is expected to keep the phone alive. This is smaller by today’s standards, but we expect Google to optimise the phone to sip power efficiently and make it last at least an entire day.Pixel 3 XL Lite specifications– The Pixel 3 XL Lite will essentially be a bigger version of the Pixel 3, with the design and ports being the same.– Unlike the Pixel 3 XL, the Lite version will not sport the huge notch. Instead, it will carry over the 18:9 display with uniform bezels on top and bottom. — The display is expected to measure 6.0-inches at the most. This could make it a substantially large phone, considering the thick bezels all around.– The Pixel 3 Lite will also sport a single rear camera for the front and rear. It’s not known whether Google’s powerful Visual Core chip will make it to this one to offer the exceptional photography that the Pixel 3 offers.– While 4GB RAM is expected to remain the standard, rumours hint towards the use of a Snapdragon 710 SoC. This chip can accelerate AI features and could be beneficial for Google to introduce some of its AI magic to the Lite series phones.Pixel 3 XL Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite availability and pricesSince the leaks have started raining at a faster pace, we expect Google to unveil the Pixel 3 Lite series at January’s CES 2019 or at the MWC 2019. The Pixel 3 Lite phones could be made ready for sale in the international markets by the spring and India could possibly witness the devices in the summer of 2019.As for the prices, it’s expected that Google will use the Pixel 3 Lite series to tackle the likes of OnePlus 6T and LG G7 ThinQ. We also speculate that the Pixel 3 Lite will fend for Google against the older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, that Apple sells at affordable price points. Therefore, the Pixel 3 Lite could starts around Rs 40,000 for the base variant.advertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow GoogleFollow Pixel 3 LiteFollow Pixel 3XL Lite Nextlast_img

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