Pixel 3 and 3 XL are perhaps the best phones of 2018 for a lot of people but it is not affordable. Certainly not when we take the average spending capacity on smartphones in a country like India. However, Google know this and the search engine giant is planning to bring a lite variant of the Pixel 3 and XL soon. We don’t have a release date yet but thanks to some solid tipsters, we do have a fairly good idea of the new Pixel 3 Lite. So what is this all about?
|Specifications (Rumoured)||Pixel 3 Lite|
|Display||5.5-inch and 6.0-inch (XL)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 (XL)|
|Camera||Rear: 12MP f/1.8
Front: 8MP f/1.8
No notch is better than ugly notch
Pixel 3 Lite and XL Lite is expected to ditch that ugly notch from the regular Pixel 3 XL and will take up the traditional smartphone design with big tops and bottoms and thin side bezels. I actually don’t mind as long as I don’t have to deal with that ugly bath tub notch on the Pixel 3 XL.
That said, Google is also planning to ditch the front-facing speakers which is kind of weird as people will have to then rely on that tiny speaker at the bottom along with those gigantic bezels on top and bottom.
Also, the Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Xl Lite is expected to come with polycarbonate shells which is where Google is majorly cutting off the cost. With this, you can also bid adieu to wireless charging and maybe water resistance as well.
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The 3.5mm headphone jack is coming back
It’s 2018 and if a smartphone has headphone jack, it is a serious feature. Yes, quite unexpectedly, Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Lite will boast a headphone jack. Sweet!
Same Cameras, Affordable Price
As per the rumours, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Lite will come with the same camera sensor as the regular variants. In other words, the lite variants will follow up on the legacy set by the regular variants which is great given the lite variants will be more affordable.
Translating this to numbers, the Pixel 3 Lite will come with a 12-megapixel camera at the back with f/1.8 aperture. However, we get only one camera this time around which is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/1.8 aperture as well.
Pixel 3 Lite and XL Lite is expected to be affordable
Now I say Google Pixel 3 Lite is expected to be priced low because there have been literally no information about the pricing yet. In fact, we don’t even know the nomenclature so Google might just do the iPhone 5C here. Nevertheless, if Pixel 3 Lite is to be affordable, it will be more for the masses than the tech enthusiasts. In emerging markets like India where Xiaomi and OnePlus is literally ruling right now, Pixel 3 Lite might be a device which was long due.
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