The Google Pixel 3 Lite is a mid-range smartphone from the company that is launching in Q1 2019, and we already know a lot about this phone. From the hands-on images to the CAD renders and the camera samples, we know a lot about the design. Today, yet another hands-on video of the Pixel 3 Lite leaked on YouTube that left almost nothing to know about the phone.
The overall design of the Pixel 3 Lite is similar to the Pixel 3. So, there is an 18:9 display on the front and big top and bottom bezels. Unlike the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the Lite version doesn’t have the dual front-facing speakers.
Moreover, one of the biggest change is the material that is used on the outside. Unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the ‘Lite’ has a plastic body, so that’s something we rarely see on mid-range phones. The power button and the volume rockers are placed on the right side with the Power button having a neon yellow color that is a nice little addition to the design. The SIM card tray is on the left and not the bottom.
Also, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Google Pixel 3 Lite, and it is placed on the top. The USB Type-C port is placed on the bottom with two grills, and only one of them is the speaker grill. The other one has the primary microphone. Well, typical cost-cutting you know!
Coming to the specifications, the Google Pixel 3 Lite has a 5.56-inch Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 434PPI. It is an 18:9 display so there is no notch or any cutout. Also, the screen has some huge bezels all around.
Under the hood, there is the 10nm Snapdragon 670 processor which is pretty similar to the Snapdragon 710 regarding the performance since it has the same CPU. The chipset is coupled with the Adreno 615, which is slightly less powerful than Adreno 616 on the Snapdragon 710. Android 9 Pie runs out of the box, and there is 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage.
Let’s talk about the main highlight of the Google Pixel 3 Lite i.e, the camera. There is a single 12MP rear camera, and yes, this is the same camera as the one on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, i.e., a f/1.8 28mm wide lens with OIS and 1.4-micron pixel size. So, when it launches, this will be the best camera phone in the mid-range segment.
Above are some camera samples from Pixel 3 Lite. You can tap or click on any image to view it in full resolution. Anyways, there is a single camera on the front and not dual cameras as on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It is an 8MP camera and is also the same camera as the primary front camera on Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
Finally, there is a small 2,915mAh battery underneath that hopefully supports fast charging.
So, it looks like Google is launching this device only for those who want great cameras like the flagships but don’t want to spend money on flagship phones. Rest of the specifications aren’t that great, and same is going to be the case with the pricing. Looking at the price of Pixel 3 and 3 XL, don’t expect the Google Pixel 3 Lite to launch at a price below $400.