In terms of design, the new Pixel 3 Lite will carry a similar design language as that of the Pixel 3, sporting a 5.56-inch display with 2220x1080px resolution. Besides, the notch that's present on the Pixel 3 XL isn't present on the Pixel 3 Lite. Google may use plastic for the Lite version of the Pixel 3, obviously to reduced the cost of the phone. "Most importantly, Rozetked says the Pixel 3's world-class camera has not been downgraded and "[it's] the same as the regular Pixel 3 and is not inferior in quality". Now that we know it's powered by Snapdragon 670, which again, is targeted at Asian markets and only used by a handful of OEMs till now, the Pixel 3 Lite will probably be restricted to few emerging markets. Until today, when the same website that leaked the Pixel 3 XL has published the pictures above and below of what appears to be the future Pixel 3 Lite. A starting price of $400-500 (roughly £310-390 / AU$545-680) is being mooted.
A Russian blog got its hands on what it claims to be a new Pixel 3 variant. The standard dual-tone white coloration is seen here as well but the mint-colored side button has, in this case, been replaced with an nearly gaudy-looking neon lime or yellow-colored button.
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The surprising element though is the headphone jack placement on the top of the device, which was ditched by Google with its last tier Pixel devices. Under the hood, the smartphone will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
It's not terribly surprising Google would find a way to shoehorn the Pixel 3's industry-leading camera into a cheaper model, given that much of what makes the company's camera so unbelievable involves computational photography, rather than hardware and optics. Moving on to the optics, the phone is said to have a 12MP rear-facing shooter along with an 8MP selfie snapper. And then more recently, in September, one more report came out stating that Google would launch a mid-tier Pixel smartphone in India to rival OnePlus.