With the latest Pixel 3 pricing skyrocketing it has become a necessity for Google to launch something in the midrange to avail it to the masses. Also, flagship killers like OnePlus and Pocophone are taking away a huge chunk of the flagship market.
With leaks from a Russian blogger and a case manufacturer it is sure that two Pixel devices codenamed “sargo” is in the pipeline and inching towards a release. The Russian leakster is a trusted source. He was the first to release the exact details of Pixel 3 before its release. These two can come out as Pixel 3 lite and Pixel 3 lite XL.
Lets’ get into the specific details from all the leaks so far.
The Pixel 3 lite will have a no notch display. Both will sport the modern aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The smaller version will have a 5.5 inch HD+ screen while the XL will be having a 6 inch Full HD+ panel.
The dimensions of the device will be 151.3 x 70 x 8.2 mm with the thickness jumping to 9mm with the camera bump.
RAM & Storage
Pixel 3 lite will have 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage while the XL version will have 64GB RAM with similar RAM capacity.
The smaller version will have Snapdragon 670 which was a successor of Snapdragon 660. The bigger brother might come up with Snapdragon 710.
Google’s alleged goal is to bring their excellent computational photography in the midrange price bracket.
With this goal in mind it is alleged that the Lite versions will have the same 12MP primary sensor with the 8MP front snappers.
Though the Russian blogger claimed that they will have a single selfie shooter, the case manufacturers were of opposite view.
Battery and Other Features
The Pixel 3 Lite will sport a 2915mAh battery while the XL version will have a slightly higher capacity battery.
Both have polycarbonate back hence don’t expect wireless charging and Pixel Stand compatibility.
Both the devices will also have the 3.5mm headphone jack on top and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. There will be speaker grills on either side of the Type-C port. They will also have the regular fingerprint scanner.
It is also rumored that Pixel 3 Lite and XL version will be announced for Verizon only in early spring of 2019. It will remain Verizon exclusive for the first 6 months.