Google Pixel 3 Lite XL could come with Snapdragon 710 and a surprising RAM count

Google Pixel 3 Lite XL could come with Snapdragon 710 and a surprising RAM count
While it sounded fairly implausible at first, it seems more and more likely that Google has two additional Pixel 3 variants in the pipeline. The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL (names to be confirmed) could bring back memories of a time (not that long ago) when El Goog was catering to a more budget-conscious audience with the Nexus family.

Of course, the exact price points of the two unreleased mid-rangers remain under wraps for the time being, but with Snapdragon 670 processing power in tow, they’re clearly unlikely to cost a fortune.

Then again, a newly surfaced benchmark appears to suggest the Pixel 3 Lite XL will be faster than previously anticipated. The January 13 Geekbench log lists the model of this new device as “Foxconn Pixel 3 XL”, which is obviously not the phone’s official name.

Foxconn, by the way, is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, already handling Pixel 3 and 3 XL production in addition to the assembly of a big chunk of Apple’s new iPhones and many other devices for various top brands.


The Taiwan-based company could next be in charge of making the Pixel 3 Lite XL happen with a Snapdragon 710 SoC and 6GB RAM. As the name suggests, that’s a better processor than the Snapdragon 670, powering solid upper mid-range devices like the Samsung Galaxy 
A8s and Nokia X7.

At the same time, it goes without saying it’s no match for the Snapdragon 845 chipset found inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. But oddly enough, the two existing Pixel 3 versions share 4 gigs of RAM while the Pixel 3 Lite XL could make the jump to a full 6GB memory.

That’s... certainly unusual, although we do have to point out Geekbench data can be incredibly easy to manipulate. But if this is not a pre-release Pixel 3 Lite XL prototype running unpolished Android 9.0 Pie software, what is it?

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6 Comments

1. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

OK so IF: The specs in this article are confirmed(SOC, RAM) It doesn't have a notch It has at least a 3700mah battery It has at least 64Gb base storage. It's priced at 450-480$ tops This will be my next phone. The camera on it will be class leading without a doubt.

2. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Imo this is the exact device google needs rn to make people more aware of the pixel brand. No one apart from us tech websites goers can tell between the performance of a snapdragon 845 and snapdragon 710 if the software is optimized properly. If this device is priced well, and has a camera at least of the first gen pixel quality then google has a winner in their hands!

3. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

I seriously doubt that It would be ever released.

4. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

This would be the ideal replacement for my aging Nexus 5X, been looking around, but all of the flagships I like are way too expensive. Damn, I got the Nexus 5X for 220€, new at the time. So a newer phone on the house of the first few Nexus, +-400/450€ would be a good thing to see again.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Ironic the lite versions will have more RAM than the flagship variants.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

They better not destroy mics again!

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