We’ve already seen a ton of real-life images of Google’s budget Pixel 3 Lite smartphone, confirming earlier reports that the company was developing a cheaper variant of its flagship handset. Now, we’re getting a glimpse at the device’s larger brother, the supposed Pixel 3 XL Lite, in new renders provided by @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles.
In the renders, you’ll see what essentially looks like a larger version of the Pixel 3 Lite, complete with similarly-sized bezels and design. Whereas the standard Pixel 3 Lite will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch Full HD+ 18:9 LCD display, the Pixel 3 XL Lite will bump the size up to 6-inches and keep the same resolution and aspect ratio. It’s slightly taller than the Pixel 3 XL, but that’s to be expected from a phone with larger bezels.
In terms of specs, the Pixel 3 XL Lite might come with a Snapdragon 710 processor, a chipset that slots between the mid-range Snapdragon 600 series and the flagship 800 series. However, the smaller Pixel 3 Lite will reportedly come with a Snapdragon 670 and it would be more realistic to believe the two phones will share the same chip. The phones will share the same camera after all, with the same 12MP sensor brought down from the flagship Pixel 3. Therefore, there’s a good chance both with come with either a 670 or 710.
The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will also reportedly come with USB-C ports, headphone jacks(!), plastic builds, fingerprint scanners, 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a single selfie camera, and a single front-firing speaker.
Rumor has it the new Pixel 3 Lite devices will land in January 2019. However, since we’ve never seen Google launch a Lite device in the past, there’s really no telling when these new phones will arrive. Therefore, we’ll have to put a pin in this story until we hear more information.