Until now, the Pixel range of phones from Google has been high-end, but the users may change their opinion now as the leaks and rumors point to a lower-end model called Google Pixel 3 Lite. Although we are yet to know much about this new and unreleased device yet, the leaked images, design, display and the other specifications can help people to get an idea about it for now.
The major source of rumor about the release date of this device comes from Roland Quandt who stated long back in June 2018 that the company is probably planning to release a mid-range device during the first half of 2019. Google may not delay the release as it can collide with the arrival of the Pixel 4 range. However, it cannot be ruled out whether the arrival of Pixel 3 Lite could be alongside the Pixel 4.
Design and Display
According to the hottest leaks, the new device from Google is probably going to be made from plastic and may come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The speaker of the device may be located at the bottom edge instead of the front portion. The leaks also suggest that the devices may come with a 5.56-inch screen and 1080 x 2160 resolutions, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and the density of pixel is around 434 pixels per inch. The images of the device kept along with the other devices also reveal that the device is smaller than Pixel 3 XL and bigger than iPhone XS.
There may not be a notch in this device but the bezels are size-able above and below the screen. The design may make Pixel 3 Lite similar to the model Pixel 3 from the front portion but it may have a dual color scheme at the back just like the Pixel 3 range except that the new model may have twin shades of white with a fingerprint scanner. According to other leaks, the Pixel 3 Lite may be slightly bigger than the other models.
Camera and Battery
From the leaked images and the videos, it seems that the Google Pixel 3 Lite may have only one camera lens at the rear portion and the other one is probably on the front portion. This is entirely different from its predecessors, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of which come with twin front-facing cameras. It is rumored that the new model from Google may include the same 12.2 MP lens on the rear portion just like the previous releases of the company. It is the same source that reveals that the new device may have an 8 MP front-facing camera and similar to the lens of the selfie cameras in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Although the source does not quote exactly the lens that may be absent in Pixel 3 Lite we can pretty well assume that it is the selfie lens with a wide angle in which it lacks.
However, the users may expect to get a lot when it comes to the quality of the photos taken with the camera of the unreleased device and the modes of the camera and focus on those features instead of the lens alone. For instance, the device may have a chipset that is low-powered and subsequently may have a low-end image signal processor. You should not be surprised to come across a camera in this device with lesser abilities than the Pixel 3 although sources have revealed that the camera of Google Pixel 3 Lite may be as good as the rest of the devices in this range.
The battery is supposedly in the range of 2915 mAh making it exactly in the range of Google Pixel 3 and the longevity is likely to stay as per the line up of the previous Pixel devices.
Power and OS
The earliest leaks related to Google Pixel 3 Lite focuses on the Snapdragon 710 chipset and the revelations were probably backed by genuine sources of leaks. But the recent rumors reveal that the Snapdragon processor possibly included in this device may be a low-range variety or 670 although both of them are mid-range varieties. Rumors about 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage are already doing the rounds and given the fact that it is a Google device, no microSD card slot would be present.
Google Pixel 3 Lite Price
When compared with the starting prices of the Pixel range of devices, the company may lower the initial prices of Google Pixel 3 Lite. The ball-parked figure would something around $400-$500, which may not make it a budget phone so to speak, but it is definitely going to be more affordable than the previous devices of this company.
Overview of the device
Rumors about an affordable Pixel phone have been doing the rounds for a long time since the release of Google Pixel 3. As far as we know, the company is probably planning to unveil two more mid-range devices, the Google Pixel 3 Lite and the Google Pixel 3 Lite XL. These devices are probably going to hit the mid-range market of smartphones. With the Lite version, Google is finally going to deliver a device that intends to provide the same experience of Pixels at a reduced rate.
Way to go
From the time of the Pixel model released in 2018, the company is rumored to offer another flagship device without the same territory of pricing. However, the company has very well managed to keep the device under the wraps. If the rumors and leaks about Google Pixel 3 Lite are to be believed, the users have to wait for the device to be unveiled. Various leaks are revealed before the release of this device although it is hard to confirm the reliability of the leaks.
The device is expected to be available for sale after I/O conference when it is likely to debut with the next version of the Android device. For the followers of Google smartphone devices, all eyes are fixed on the arrival of this device. Although many rumors have revealed the possible release dates of the device, they must keep their fingers crossed for now.