Google hasn’t revealed any details around its budget Pixel model that could come as the More Economical version of the Pixel 3$71,000 and Pixel 3 XL.
Nevertheless, a bunch of hands on images have now surfaced on the Web to hint at the maturation of the handset that may debut as Pixel 3 Lite. The new version, which is apparently the’Sargo’ that was spotted recently in the teardown of this ARCore program, has thick bezels – like last season’s Pixel 2. Also, it’s discovered to have a 3.5mm headphone jack which was dropped out of the Pixel household this past year. There’s also a distinctly available power button which arrives in solid neon yellow colour while the handset has a white color build. Being a part of this Pixel range, the new Pixel handset is also safely speculated to operate Android Pie out-of-the-box.
Russian site Rozetked has managed to flow some hands-on pictures of the alleged Pixel 3 Lite alongside detailing its key specifications and launch program. The smartphone has a layout similar to the Pixel 3 – with the volume rocker and power button on the right. The screen panel of the unannounced phone doesn’t have a top notch, and the bezels of the display panel aren’t as gratifying as the thin bezels of this Pixel 3 XL. On the rear, the smartphone is discovered to have a SIM card slot, whereas its upper side features a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, there are components such as the loudspeaker, USB Type-C interface, and a microphone grill in the base.
On the trunk, the rumoured Pixel 3 Lite has a glossy panel which has a protruding camera detector and a fingerprint scanner. It also seems that the rear panel is constructed from plastic. This is unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL$83,000 that both have a glass rear panel to encourage charging.
Also, the handset is discovered to have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, combined with Adreno 615 GPU and 4GB of RAM in addition to 32GB of onboard storage. There is notably no microSD card slot to expand the built-in storage. We can speculate that there might be numerous internal storage variations to fill the gap due to the absence of the microSD card slot. Additional that the Pixel 3 Lite is reported to possess a 12-megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash, 8-megapixel front camera, and also a 2,915mAh battery that could support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+.
As we mentioned, a current teardown of this ARCore APK revealed Google’s strategies of expanding its fresh Pixel household . The company did not disclose any official advice around the new models, although the fish-based codenames are likely to be associated with the new Pixel models. The handset codenamed’Bonito’ is supposed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, while’Sargo’ is expected to be a smaller version with a Snapdragon 670 SoC.
The new Pixel version is rumoured to launch sometime in the first quarter of next year with a price tag between $400 and $500. This is significantly lower than the purchase price of this Pixel 3 which begins at Rs. 71,000for the 64GB version and goes up to Rs. 83,000 for its 128GB version in India.