Google Pixel 3 Lite to Be Cheaper Than iPhone XR, Pixel Smartwatch Also in the Works: Report

The smartphone is very likely to be part of this rumoured Pixel 3 Lite-Series that’s expected to debut as the inferior smartphone range alongside the Pixel 3 household that was launched annually. The new Google cellphone is reported to be priced lower than the iPhone XR that starts at $749 (Rs. 76,900 in India), which is likely to make its price lower than the Pixel 3 that begins at $799 (Rs. 71,000 in India). Apart from the new smartphone, Google is reported to enlarge its hardware lineup by introducing a smartwatch to take on the likes of Apple Watch.

The new Google phone will be the company’s first non-premium model aimed at price-sensitive customers, reports Nikkei Asian Review, citing people knowledgeable about the development. The brand new phone, which will be quite likely to function as rumoured Pixel 3 Lite, is supposedly majorly intended for the emerging markets like India. Because of this, it is speculated to come at a price lower than not just the Pixel 3 versions but also the iPhone XR that has been launched as the most affordable 2018 iPhone version this past year.

When we go by the previous reports, Google will attract two new models more affordable than the Pixel 3 array, called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Further, the phone might have a 5.5-inch screen.

The launch date of the cheaper Google smartphone hasn’t been shown yet. Some prior reports remarked that the new phone could arrive in Spring 2019, although a current rumour suggested the launch could happen sometime following Google I/O 2019.

The report by the Nikkei Asian Review also mentions that Google has plans to bring a new premium phone in its Pixel household this year. This might be the successor to the Pixel 3 models that arrived last year.

Alongside the new mobiles, Google is reportedly set to deliver a range of new devices this season, such as smart speakers, wearables, and internet cameras. It’s also said that over the last two years, the search giant has hired various hardware engineers and supply chain experts from Apple. Additionally, the business brought 2,000 engineers from HTC back in 2017.

In the range of new apparatus, Google is believed to have a brand new security camera which could carry the Nest brandnew. What’s more, it’s said to bring a brand new smartwatch to undertake the Apple Watch. The company has already been seen looking for a VP to lead its wearables group that could favorably operate on the smartwatch.

Foxconn unit FIH Mobile, that will be a contract manufacturer for its Pixel versions, is said to have improved production lines specific to the Google devices. It’s also noted that while Quanta majorly manufactures Google’s Home speaker range, iPad maker Compal Electronics is also in talks to start making smart speakers to the business.


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