Google Pixel 3 XL Lite, Pixel 3 Lite Spotted on US FCC

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Google Pixel 3 XL Lite, Pixel 3 Lite Spotted on US FCC

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Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite may have passed through certification

Highlights
  • Eight Google Pixel phones have passed through FCC
  • Four variants each are of the Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite
  • The two phones are expected to launch in Spring this year

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were launched last year, and reports of 'Lite' variants for both the phones have been doing the rounds for a while now. The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are expected to launch in Spring this year, and now the two variants have passed through certification. The two Google variants have appeared in filings made with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), hinting at an imminent launch. Four separate filings each for the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 XL Lite were spotted, likely for different storage option. Google is yet to officially state anything about these lite versions of the Google Pixel 3.

The US FCC filing was first spotted by 9to5Google, and it lists model numbers G020A, G020B, G020C, G020D, G020E, G020F, G020G, and G020H. The latter four are expected to be of the Pixel 3 XL Lite, and the former four are likely variants for the smaller Pixel 3 Lite. All the variants come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and LTE support.

Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite price

According to past leaks, the Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are set to arrive in the US in early spring 2019. Both new Pixel models are said to be available through Verizon. Google is speculated to launch the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite with a price tag between $400-500 (roughly Rs. 28,000-Rs. 35,000). This is significantly lower than the price of the Pixel 3 that starts at $799 in the US (Rs. 71,000 in India).

Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite specifications 

The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are reported to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 710 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a single 12-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. Previous reports also suggest that the new Pixel phones are also said to retain the traditional headphone jack. Moreover, the Pixel 3 Lite is reported to feature a 5.5-inch display, while the Pixel 3 XL Lite could have a 6-inch display. A GeekBench listing also suggests the larger variant to sport a 6GB RAM.

The Pixel 3 Lite is also tipped to sport a 12.2-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel single selfie shooter. The alleged Pixel 3 Lite has a 2,915mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie.

Apart from the new smartphone, Google is also reported to expand its hardware lineup by introducing a Pixel smartwatch to take on the likes of Apple Watch. All of the new hardware is set to be unveiled after Google I/O.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good cameras
  • Good software features
  • Guaranteed updates for three years
  • Stereo speakers
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Weak processor and low storage for the price
Display 5.60-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12.2-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2220 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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