Google hasn’t revealed any details about its budget Pixel model that could come as the More Economical Variant of the Pixel 3$71,000 and Pixel 3 XL.
Nevertheless, a lot of hands-on pictures have surfaced on the Web to hint at the maturation of the handset that may debut as Pixel 3 Lite. The new model, which appears to be the’Sargo’ which was seen recently in the teardown of the ARCore program, has thick bezels – just like last season’s Pixel 2. Also, it is discovered to have a 3.5mm headphone jack that has been dropped from the Pixel household last year. There’s also a clearly available power button which arrives in solid neon yellow color while the handset includes a white color construct. Being a part of the Pixel range, the new Pixel handset is also securely speculated to run Android Pie out-of-the-box.
Russian website Rozetked has managed to leak some hands on pictures of this alleged Pixel 3 Lite alongside detailing its key specifications and launch schedule. The smartphone has a design like the Pixel 3 – together with all the volume rocker and power button on the right. The screen panel of this unannounced phone does not have a notch, as well as the bezels of the screen panel aren’t as pleasing as the thin bezels of the Pixel 3 XL. On the left, the smartphone is discovered to have a SIM card slot, even whereas its top side has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, there are elements such as the loudspeaker, USB Type-C interface, and a mic grill in the base.
On the back, the rumoured Pixel 3 Lite includes a glossy panel which has a protruding camera sensor and a fingerprint scanner. Additionally, it appears that the rear panel is constructed of plastic. This is similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL$83,000 that both have a glass rear panel to support charging.
It is hypothesized the smartphone includes a 5.56-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) IPS display together with an 18.5 aspect ratio and 444ppi of pixel density. Also, the handset is found to have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, coupled with Adreno 615 GPU and 4GB of RAM in addition to 32GB of onboard storage. We could speculate that there could be numerous internal storage variants to fill the gap because of the lack of the microSD card slot. Additional that the Pixel 3 Lite is reported to have a 12-megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash, 8-megapixel front camera, and also a 2,915mAh battery that may support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.
As we mentioned, a current teardown of this ARCore APK revealed Google’s plans of expanding its fresh Pixel family. The company did not disclose any official advice around the new versions, though the fish-based codenames will likely be related to the brand new Pixel versions. The handset codenamed’Bonito’ is supposed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, while’Sargo’ is predicted to become a smaller version with a Snapdragon 670 SoC.
The new Pixel model is rumoured to launch sometime in the first quarter of next year with a price tag between $400 and $500. That is significantly lower compared to the purchase price of this Pixel 3 which starts at Rs. 71,000for its 64GB version and goes up to Rs. 83,000 for its 128GB model in India.