Google Pixel 3 Lite review video leaks well ahead of Q2 launch

Yolanda Curtis
January 21, 2019

Till the time we have seen many leaks about the devices, giving us the details of specifications and design of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. There's nothing wrong with plopping a Snapdragon 670 inside a mid-range handset, but over on Geekbench, a recent entry purporting to show a Pixel 3 Lite XL indicates it has a Snapdragon 710 SoC.

For the past few months, rumours have been swirling about a new Pixel 3 model dubbed the "Mini" or "Lite". It is possible that the Pixel 3 Lite will also feature above average cameras. At the front one can see the same notched panel like the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 Lite includes a headphone jack.

The top sports a 3.5mm audio jack, which doesn't appear in the premium Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. Two important things the video doesn't reveal are the Pixel 3 Lite's price tag and release date. The Android parent just isn't able to keep its next-gen smartphones away from the media's eyes and the ideal example of this is how Google's not-yet-announced Pixel 3 Lite has been leaked. The Pixel 3 has dual selfie snappers, but the Lite has only single camera on the front. The most important change concerns the front camera.

The Lite packs 4GB of RAM, which is fine for the mid-range category that the Pixel 3 Lite belongs to. Of course, since there's no mention of the Pixel Visual Core chipset and the fact the device runs on a lower-end processor, we can't expect purely identical results from the camera when compared to the flagship Pixel 3.

Also, unlike the Pixel 3, the device only comes with 32GB of base storage, which feels a bit skimpy for new phone in 2019. The reviewer stated that the smartphone takes "high-quality" shots using a single 12.2-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture. Whatever the case I hope Google try and bring something modern and competitive in the Pixel 4 - they certainly need to do something about that notch. If genuine, it puts to bed speculation of a "mini" Android smartphone - a rumour Google itself helped fuel in the lead up to the Pixel 3's launch.

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