The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were easily the most leaked and worst kept secret of the modern tech world. The Pixel 3 XL was extensively leaked and documented by several people prior to its launch, but more so by some Russian folks. While we had heard about a “budget Pixel” from our very own Indian sources, this is the first time we are actually seeing the live images of the purported Google Pixel 3 Lite.
The same Russian folks have got their hands on the Google Pixel 3 Lite which seemingly comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, unlike both the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While it carries the same design language on the back (now plastic instead of glass) and textured power button, this is a relatively smaller phone with a 5.56-inch IPS display at 2220×1080 resolution. As with the Pixel 3, there is no notch to be seen, thankfully.
As for the other specifications, the Pixel 3 Lite will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 12MP rear camera, a 2915mAh battery and a single front-facing camera. It’s not clear if the rear camera is same as the ones seen on the Pixel 3 and XL, but given Google’s prowess in computational photography, the ones on the Pixel 3 Lite should be top-notch as well.
The existence of two new Pixel devices was first known when the codenames popped up in an ARCore release last week. This Pixel 3 Lite is possibly codenamed ‘Sargo’ and has been making news in the rumor mill for a while now. The Russian blog, Rozetked, which has gotten hold of the device calls it the Pixel 3 Lite.
The earlier rumors had mentioned about a ‘Lite’ Pixel intended only for developing markets like India. Now that we know it’s powered by Snapdragon 670, which again, is targeted at Asian markets and only used by a handful of OEMs till now, the Pixel 3 Lite will probably be restricted to few emerging markets.
Leaked Google Pixel 3 Lite Specifications
- 5.56-inch IPS display, 2220×1080
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB storage
- 2915 mAh battery
- 12MP rear camera, dual LED flash
- 8MP front camera
- Android 9 Pie
What do you think will be the pricing of the Google Pixel 3 Lite in India? Let us know in the comments section below. Do consider that the Pixel 3 starts at Rs 71,000.