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Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL leak out entirely with dual-tone designs and thick bezels

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Apple has the iPhone XR, Sony has the Xperia XZ2 Compact, and Samsung will soon have the Galaxy S10 Lite. According to recent reports, though, these devices will eventually face tough competition from Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 Lite series. Speaking of which, it has just appeared in a new set of renders courtesy of 91Mobiles.

Unlike the regular Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which sport different front panel designs, the Pixel 3 Lite models will be identical in every way except for size. From the renders, it’s clear that both models resemble the regular Pixel 3 quite closely by making use of a notch-less display. This time around, though, the 5.5-inch and 6-inch panels feature a slightly taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio that is accompanied by thicker bezels all around.

Despite the increase in bezels thickness, Google has removed the dual front-facing speaker setup in favor of just one above the display that doubles as an earpiece. Similarly, the wide-angle selfie camera has been removed too.

Taking a look at the rear, both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL sport the latest iteration of Google’s two-tone design. But in what is presumably a cost-cutting measure, the internet giant has swapped out the glass construction for a cheaper polycarbonate one. Nevertheless, the fingerprint scanner has been retained alongside the single rear camera featured on the flagship Pixel 3 models, although this time around there’s a noticeable camera bump.

Aside from this, the Pixel 3 Lite series features a USB Type-C port and what appears to be a second speaker on the bottom of the device, and a 3.5mm jack on top, which is certainly surprising considering Google removed the port on its flagship models.

According to previous leaks, the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL will arrive powered by the Snapdragon 670. The selected processor is then set to be accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Additionally, Android 9 Pie is to be expected straight out of the box alongside a 2,915mAh battery in the case of the smaller model. However, the battery capacity of the larger device remains unclear at the moment.

The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL are expected to go official in early 2019, perhaps at CES or MWC. In regards to pricing, the smaller variant is expected to retail somewhere between $400 and $500, while the larger model could cost as much as $600.

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