Google Pixel 3 Lite with mid-range specs shows up in live pictures

Google Pixel 3 Lite with mid-range specs shows up in live pictures
No, Google didn't announce a new Pixel and we seriously doubt that it will until next year. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the only smartphones introduced by Google this and will probably remain so, even though information about a mid-range Pixel model has just popped up online.

The Pixel 3 Lite is a watered-down version of Google's current flagships, a phone that made headlines less than two weeks ago. Now we get to see the phone in the flash thanks to several pictures that have been published today by XDA Developers.

Just like the regular Pixel 3 model, the Lite model does not seem to feature a notch. As far as the specs go, the Pixel 3 Lite is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage. Also, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera is included as well, along with a secondary 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

The unannounced mid-range handset sports a 5.56-inch IPS display with 2220 x 1080 pixels resolution and packs a 2,915 mAh battery. Surprisingly, it does include a 3.5mm audio jack too, but there's no microSD card slot.

By the look of it, the Pixel 3 Lite is a prototype that will never see a market release, so don't get your hopes for a cheaper Pixel smartphone too high. Still, it's nice to know that Google is experimenting with different hardware configurations, even if many of these prototypes remain just that – prototypes.



1. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Yes please

2. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Midrange doesn't necessarily mean cheap. If this becomes a reality, give us something premium but affordable. I still think the Nokia 7 Plus is the best midrange phone available.

3. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

Probably a Chinese clone.

4. Joosty

Posts: 486; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Whos the manufacturer? Also look at that beautiful headphone jack lol

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looks like Alcatel/TCL cheap phones.

5. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm intrigued. However, 32 gb of non expandable storage at this point would be a no-go for me...


Posts: 452; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Why couldn't they just put the speaker in the giant bezel? Or even a fingerprint scanner? I could also see Google pricing it in between the 6T and iPhone XR. DOA

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Your comment was DOA...

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is it the same buggy mess that the'premium' versions are?

9. yalokiy

Posts: 1077; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Google, 32gb is too much. Go for 16gb, like on Nexus 5. And what's with that huge battery? Nexus 5 had more than enough 2300 mAh, why put more than that?

10. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The Mi A2 and Mi A2 lite are essentially Pixel lites. The camera would probably be better on an actual Google made Pixel lite though, but if you don't care about that as much, the Mi A2 lite looks to be good value for money for stock Android fans.

11. matistight

Posts: 1007; Member since: May 13, 2009

If it's under $400 it might get a look, but 32GB with no SD means it really should be under $300. I mean you can find the Essential Phone for less than this, a better processor, and 4x the built in memory.

12. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

That chin is much bigger than that of fat adnan sami

13. matistight

Posts: 1007; Member since: May 13, 2009

A pointless chin at that

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Too much chin, yet with a tiny battery.. Its success depends on price..

16. DrunkySloth

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 17, 2018

Hope this drops the dish soap and scrubbing brush requirement.

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