It looks like Google is working on a mid-range Pixel 3 smartphone, just a month after the launch of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The phone has tentatively been named the Pixel 3 Lite, and leaked images suggest that the new phone is all plastic, sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Further analysis of the images show that the Pixel 3 Lite shares the same design as the Pixel 3, meaning that it won’t have a notched display. This does mean the phone will have relatively large bezels at the top and bottom, but it has the general tall shape of the Pixel 3 thanks to the 2:1 screen ratio.
As mentioned earlier, the phone is reportedly powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 670 SoC. Other features include 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Imaging is handled by a rear 12MP camera, though it is unknown if this is the same sensor as the Pixel 3 and a 8MP sensor at the front. The tall display is a 5.56-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. Powering everything is a 2915mAh battery.
Out of the box, Android 9 Pie powers the phone, and both data transfer and charging is handled by a USB Type-C port. If priced right, the Pixel 3 Lite may be a good match in price-sensitive markets such as India or even Malaysia. Though the latter is unlikely, considering that Google doesn’t bring its other Pixels into the country.
Edited by John Law