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Leaked Specs of the New Budget Friendly Google Pixel 3 Lite

Specs of Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaked

The specs of the much-anticipated Google Pixel 3 Lite has been leaked and if you’ve been wondering how Google defines “budget phones”, then look no further. The specs haven’t been officially verified, so read these specs with a pinch of salt.

OS and Processing Power

The Google Pixel 3 Lite will be running Android 9.0 (Pie), the same with the Google Pixel 3 and XL. However, it will be using a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670, while the Pixel 3 and XL uses a Qualcomm SDM 845 Snapdragon 845. The Google Pixel 3 Lite’s CPU will be an Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) while the Google Pixel 3 and XL uses the Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver). For the GPU, the Google Pixel 3 Lite uses the Adreno 615, unlike the Google Pixel 3 and XL which uses Adreno 630.


All three iterations of the phones have no memory card slot, so keep that in mind when making your purchases. Instead, it has fixed memory capacity, with the Google Pixel 3 Lite’s being 32 GB with 4 GB of RAM. The Google Pixel 3 and XL have bigger storage spaces, both sitting at 64 GB or 128 GB, but thankfully, RAM is the same at 4 GB.


For the main camera, the Google Pixel 3 Lite captures photos with a 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF, the same camera its bigger brethren shoot with. It has Dual-LED flash, Auto-HDR, and panorama. Taking photos is where similarities among the three stop, as video recording is limited in the Google Pixel 3 Lite to [email protected], not that that’s bad, just that the Google Pixel 3 and XL can shoot videos with [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS).

The front-facing camera on the Google Pixel 3 Lite has 8MP, Auto-HDR, and records videos at [email protected] The only difference it has with the Google Pixel 3 and XL is the module, which is 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF for both units.


The three Pixel 3 phones have the same battery, that being a non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery, however, the Google Pixel 3 Lite will be lacking fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W,
USB Power Delivery 2.0, and QI wireless charging.


Unlike its bigger siblings that have both the nano-slim card slot and the eSIM, the Lite will only have a nano-sim card slot available.


The Google Pixel 3 Lite will be using an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors instead of the P-OLED capacitive touchscreen that the Google Pixel 3 and XL are using. Display size will be 5.56 inches, similar to the Google Pixel 3 which is 5.5 inches. Resolution still remains the same with the Google Pixel 3 at 1080 x 2160 pixels at an 18:9 ratio.


The Google Pixel 3 will not come with stereo speaker, unlike the Google Pixel 3 and XL. However, what it has that the other two units don’t is a 3.5mm jack. Now, this is something that some people determine as a necessary for smartphones with the latest ones having cordless earphones. So, once again, keep this in mind when choosing which unit to purchase. Aside from that, all three Google Pixel 3 phones have active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone.


WLAN connections will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot. Bluetooth is 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD. It has GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO. It also has NFC. It’s USB port is 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. All three phones share the same specs for connection matters.


The Google Pixel 3 Lite similarly will have a fingerprint sensor at its back, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Once again, this is a leaked list of the specs of the Google Pixel 3 Lite; we can’t say for sure this is 100% accurate, but one thing we can say is: if this is what it’ll be, then Google has a really good way of defining “budget phones”.