Leak reveals Google’s Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ lineup is heading to Verizon in the spring


The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite which have been leaked several times over the past month or so are expected to show up on Verizon store shelves next spring. The news comes to us via Android Police, citing a
“source familiar with the company’s plans.” Unfortunately, the source was not able to provide a launch or pricing details for the two mid-range Pixel smartphones.

For reference, the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are expected to look similar to the originals, but the bodies of the phones have been downgraded from a glass finish on the back to polycarbonate. The specifications of the pixel 3 Lite are expected to include a Snapdragon 670 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 5.5-inch display and a headphone jack. The larger Pixel 3 XL Lite will have a faster Snapdragon 710 and a 6-inch display while both will be equipped with the same 12MP camera as the original Pixel 3 devices and a single 8MP camera sensor up front.

Devices with similar specifications have been selling for $350 to $500. Since Google’s Pixel lineup isn’t considered “cheap,” The pixel 3 Lite and pixel 3 XL Lite will likely sell at the upper end of that price range. That price would give Google two devices which could be very appealing to Verizon customers who aren’t looking to spend more than $500 on a smartphone, putting pressure on the competition to offer devices with a great camera experience at a much more affordable price point.

How much would you be willing to pay for a Pixel 3 Lite?

Source: Android Police

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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