New benchmark suggests the Pixel 3 Lite XL could be humbler than expected

New benchmark suggests the Pixel 3 Lite XL could be humbler than expected
If you thought the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were prematurely leaked and detailed last year, you may want to keep in mind the first Pixel 3 Lite hands-on photos surfaced online back in November and we still have no idea exactly when Google might be planning to release this mid-ranger. Of course, there are actually two "lite" versions of the search giant's latest stock Android phones in the pipeline, the larger of which was benchmarked several times a couple of months ago with slightly different specifications.

The Google Pixel 3 Lite XL is making yet another appearance in the Geekbench Browser database today, this time seemingly confirming that full name rather than operating under "Foxconn Pixel 3 XL" or "Google Pixel 3a XL" aliases. But before we go any further in analyzing the new information revealed by the popular benchmarking tool, it's important to highlight just how easy it is to manipulate all this data. In other words, we have no guarantee the device we're looking at here is indeed the Pixel 3 Lite XL.

Assuming it is, we have some pretty bad news to offer those who expected Google to compete for the sub-$400 division title. While this alleged Pixel 3 Lite XL prototype runs the latest stable OS version (Android 9.0 Pie), its processor and memory count are hardly up to modern standards. We're talking a Snapdragon 625 SoC (MSM8953 motherboard) and 3 gigs of RAM (a little over 2.8 user-accessible), both of which are clashing with previously rumored, leaked, and revealed features.

That might be because Google is testing several configurations of the device or we could see different Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL variants commercially released eventually. One thing's for sure - if this particular version is indeed coming to market, it'll have to be priced extremely low to sell more than a handful of units. 

The Snapdragon 625 chipset is not only humbler than the 670 or 710 previously rumored to power this mid-range handset, but also quite old, having seen daylight all the way back in 2016. As for the memory count, even the Moto G7 comes with an extra gig of RAM. This can't be legit. It simply cannot!

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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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2. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Eww that must be fake

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