Google's midrange Pixel 3 and XL 'Lite' near release with US carrier LTE bands on board

Google's midrange Pixel 3 and XL 'Lite' near release with US carrier LTE bands on board
Cheaper versions of Google's latest Pixel phones with the same great cameras are coming, people! If we go by the Federal Communications Commission reveal that it has tested and approved no less than eight Google "smartphone” models running Android 9.0 Pie. 

Out of those numbers, G020B and G020F have previously been associated with the upcoming Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL "Lite" version, while the other four could be the different carrier or wireless connectivity variations.

Google’s budget Pixel 3 offering should land with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM and a midrange Snapdragon 670 processor, instead of the high-end 845 one we have now, while the XL version should sport a notch-less 6" panel, Snapdragon 710 processor and 6GB of RAM. Besides the processor downgrade, an additional way to reach more bearable costs for these two would be using a plastic body. We don't really care, as long as the excellent camera stays the same, and the price is right. 

Rumor has it that Google would tag those in the $400-$500 range which is certainly way better than the Pixel 3 or 3 XL, and yet some might scoff at outlaying five Benjamins for a 710 processor. Such FCC filings typically mean we are a couple of weeks away from announcement, so it should all be revealed next month. As you can see, the upcoming Google midrangers support US carrier LTE bands, so we are all ears when and for how much they will land here.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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