The existence of an affordable Pixel 3 series has been rumored for some time, and a recent filing at the FCC suggests that there could be a Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite in the pipeline.
Of course, we already knew that – the idea of a Lite version of the Pixel 3 series had been all but confirmed, but the pass through the FCC adds weight that Google is making moves to make it happen. Several Google devices have appeared on the FCC website with the model numbers G020B, G020C, G020D, G020F, G020G, and G020H, which are likely the various models of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite.
The listings don’t go into a great level of detail as Google has marked the FCC reports as confidential to obviously prevent information leaking out, which seems fruitless at this point. What it does say is that the devices will launch with Android Pie (obviously) and connectivity options include the usual Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and LTE.
While the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Lite are almost identical to the non-Lite counterparts, the devices are set to have a Snapdragon 670 processor and plastic bodies instead of glass to help hit a lower price point. The Lite versions of the Pixel 3 are still expected to feature the same camera modules, so that’s great news for anyone looking for one of the best camera experiences on Android at an affordable price.
Now the devices have hit the FCC it’s only a matter of time before the Pixel 3 Lite launches, which could be as soon as Spring.