Images of Google Pixel 3 Lite cases leak

Images of Google Pixel 3 Lite cases leak
Earlier this month, renders allegedly showing the Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL surfaced. While Google has continued to maintain radio silence about the possible unveiling of these two handsets, today tipster Slashleaks posted images of two cases reportedly earmarked for the Pixel 3 Lite. One case is clear, allowing the phone's design to show through the protection, and the other color option is black. These cases are also expected to be offered in other colors as well.

While the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL both feature the same two-tone design on the back as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the glass on the latter pair is replaced with polycarbonate. Google is doing this to cut the cost of manufacturing the phone, something that must be done to appropriately price a "Lite" version of the current Pixel models. In addition, the single camera on back appears to have a little larger bump than seen on the original models.

The Pixel 3 Lite is expected to carry a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 2220 resolution. That works out to an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 compared to the 18:9 ratio on the regular Pixel 3 (although the Pixel 3 XL does sport an 18.5:9 ratio). Other rumored specs include the inclusion of the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform under the hood along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The cameras on the phone are expected to remain the same as on the higher-end models. That means we should see a single 12.2MP sensor on back, and an 8MP selfie snapper in front. The speculation calls for a 2915mAh battery inside, with Android 9 Pie pre-installed.

The Pixel 3 Lite XL will reportedly feature the same exact specs as the Pixel 3 Lite except for a larger 6-inch display. And while the capacity of the battery on the handset is unknown at the moment, we'd expect Google to toss in a larger battery to power the bigger screen.

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Pixel 3a
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Pixel 3a XL
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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7 Comments

1. pixel_ftw

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

Plastic, Yuck NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

2. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

hello there spoiled brat

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Plastic scratches easier than glass, but will provide more protection when the phone is dropped. Plus, this is a lite version of phone, with a smaller price tag. Something has to give. While you could point to the OnePlus line having premium materials and build, with latest SoC, the Pixels and OnePlus are in different segments of the market. Pixel is a direct competitor to Apple/Samsung, whereas OnePlus is a value leader.

3. Junito

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

The price is going to determine how well these devices sale. You already know, the only reason they are coming out with a lite version, is because sales are stale and stagnant.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

$500 for lite $650 for lite XL $800 for 3 $900 for 3 XL

6. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

this will be a good nexus 5x replacement, looking forward for it. my nexus 5x isn't doing so well anymore

7. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Mine was not the same after the last update

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