Google Pixel 3 Lite poses with Pixel 3 in new hands-on image

Google Pixel 3 Lite
Image Credit: Benjamin Geskin

Leaks about the so-called Pixel 3 Lite are flying in on a weekly basis now. First, we found out that the device has the codename Sargo, then we saw actual real-life photos of the handset, and now there’s a fresh image which compares the smartphone to the Pixel 3.

At first glance, the two phones look extremely alike. So much so, it’s hard to tell one from the other. According to tipster Benjamin Geskin, the unit on the left is the Pixel 3 Lite and the one on the right is the Pixel 3. The former looks like its fresh out of the factory since it doesn’t have any apps installed, while the latter has plenty of applications.

Google Pixel 3 Lite vs Google Pixel 3

Sargo is clearly a tad larger than its cousin. Word on the street is that it has a 5.56-inch 18.5:9 screen. In comparison, the Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch 18:9 display. Neither notably has a notch, a win for all the haters out there. Google’s even thrown in a 3.5mm headphone jack in the budget model, another win for those missing the port in the flagship lineup.

The Pixel 3 Lite is set to grab the same 12MP lens found on the Pixel 3. This is likely to be the new model’s biggest USP since it’ll provide a flagship camera at a cheaper price tag. It probably won’t be that cheap though, with one report citing a $400 – $500 (roughly Rs 28270 – Rs 35338) price tag.

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That’s a bit high if the rumors of the Pixel 3 Lite having 32GB of storage are true. The handset apparently doesn’t have support for a microSD card, so there’s no way to upgrade the memory. Google will probably provide unlimited high-quality image backups via Google Photos to make up for this. Hopefully, it’ll have a 64GB or higher variant around as well.

Other expected specs include a Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, an 8MP selfie snapper, and a 2915mAh battery. You can check out some alleged camera samples from the phone here.