Google might also be working on an 'oversized' Pixel 3 Lite - Pixel 3 XL Lite, anyone?
Now Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka Steve H., aka self-proclaimed “tech leaks SupaStar” @OnLeaks, is back with word of an as-yet-unreleased Pixel variant. A different Pixel variant from the curious mid-range Pixel 3 Lite that’s been making the rumor rounds recently, believe it or not.
This doesn’t have a name or an estimated release date yet, being confusingly described as an “oversized Pixel 3 Lite.” Wait, is Google ready to admit the notch was a bad idea? That sounds highly unlikely, but according to this “unconfirmed source”, we’re looking at a device with “almost the same size” as the Pixel 3 XL.
While it’s unclear how far this thing’s similarity with the Pixel 3 Lite might go, we can’t help but dream of a “Pixel 3 XL Lite” with mid-range specifications, a fittingly reasonable price, symmetrical screen bezels, and a headphone jack.
Would something like that immediately propel Google among the world’s top ten smartphone vendors? Probably not, but it certainly sounds like a better idea than the overpriced Pixel 3 XL with that oversized notch.
Unfortunately, there’s something about this story that screams canceled prototype or even the figment of a hardcore Google fan’s imagination. But maybe we're just being paranoid.