Google Pixel 3 Lite: Specifications, price and launch

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28 Feb 2019

Google Pixel 3 Lite phones pass FCC certification, launch imminent

Thanks to some credible leaks, we know Google is working to launch Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL as lower-cost models of its Pixel 3 flagships.

And now, a total of eight models - seemingly different variants of these two phones - have passed FCC certification, hinting at an imminent launch.

Here's everything to know.

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Pixel 3 Lite phones could be launched in August 2019

Pixel 3 Lite phones could be launched in August 2019

A total of eight phones, with model numbers G020A, G020B, G020C, G020D, G020E, G020F, G020G, and G020H, have been spotted on FCC, running Android Pie.

Moreover, 9to5Google reports that the "short-term confidentiality for identifying images is requested until August 24, 2019", suggesting Google may launch these Lite phones around the same date.

Earlier it was claimed that these phones would launch in spring.

Design and display

Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite: At a glance

As per leaks, both the phones are expected to sport a notch-free rectangular display with bezels, plastic chassis and a headphone jack positioned at the top edge.

On the back, they are expected to feature single camera, and fingerprint sensor - reminiscent of Pixel 3 flagships.

Further, Pixel 3 Lite will sport a 5.56-inch full-HD+ display while the larger model will get a 6-inch screen.

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Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

Given Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships share roughly the same specifications (internals and optics), we can expect to see the same trend on the cheaper Pixel 3 Lite pair.

As per previous leaks, both the Pixel 3 Lite and its XL variant will come with a 12MP rear camera and a single 8MP selfie snapper.

Internals

Under the hood

Again, leaks suggest both the phones will be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Under the hood, both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will pack 2,915mAh battery and run Android Pie out of the box.

From the grapevine

Google's Lite smartphones will be significantly cheaper than iPhone Xr

Google's Lite smartphones will be significantly cheaper than iPhone Xr

The Russian tech blog, which leaked the Pixel 3 Lite, speculated that phone could be priced anywhere between $400-500 (approx. Rs. 28,000-Rs. 35,000).

This pricing is significantly lower than that of Apple's "affordable" phone, the iPhone Xr, which starts at $749 in the US or Rs. 70,500 in India.

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When will Google launch Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite?

Asked 2019-02-28 18:52:05 by Rajesh Patel

Answered by NewsBytes

According to reports, Google is expected to launch Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite smartphones in early spring 2019 which is March-May period.

How much will Pixel 3 Lite cost in India?

Asked 2019-02-28 18:52:05 by Ayaan Jain

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The Google Pixel 3 Lite is expected to be priced anywhere between $400-$500 or roughly between Rs. 28,000-Rs. 35,000 in India.

What are the camera specifications of Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL?

Asked 2019-02-28 18:52:05 by Cheshta Gavde

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On the back, the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will house a 12.2MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS - similar to the Pixel 3's main camera. The selfie camera on the budget Pixel 3 Lite phones will be an 8MP sensor.

What is the processor on Pixel 3 Lite?

Asked 2019-02-28 18:52:05 by Angel Venkatesan

Answered by NewsBytes

Google Pixel 3 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 710 chipset and should come with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.

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