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Pixel 3 Lite may not be only budget Google phone: Pixel 3 Lite XL leaks in new renders

Much like the flagship Pixel series, it looks like the standard Pixel 3 Lite will be accompanied by an XL model.

Published onDecember 10, 2018

  • A new leak has shown off the purported Google Pixel 3 Lite XL from various angles.
  • The leak also shows a comparison between the Pixel 3 Lite and the larger model.
  • Google’s larger budget phone is expected to feature a bigger screen and battery.

We’ve known about the alleged Google Pixel 3 Lite for a while now, as Russian blog Rozetked showed off a supposed device and photo samples last month.

Now, 91Mobiles and OnLeaks have given us a look at another apparent Google phone, dubbed the Pixel 3 Lite XL. As the name implies, the XL model features a bigger screen (six inches, full HD+) compared to the standard model (5.5 inches, full HD+). Thankfully, neither phone has the Pixel 3 XL‘s ridiculous display notch, as both phones opt for bezels instead.

In terms of design, the Lite models differ from the top-end Pixel 3 devices by adopting polycarbonate instead of a glass finish. But the differences don’t end here…

Another departure from the flagship series is the presence of a headphone jack on both Lite phones, so you don’t need to look for a dongle, use Bluetooth or plug into USB Type-C. The budget phones don’t have the Pixel line’s dual front-facing speakers either, as the earpiece doubles as a solitary front speaker. The final major difference is the single selfie camera on both phones, compared to the flagship line’s dual-selfie setup.

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We don’t know much else about the XL’s spec sheet, but Rozetked asserts that the standard model will have a Snapdragon 670 chipset, 4GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage, a 12MP main camera, and an 8MP selfie snapper. So we can likely expect the Pixel 3 Lite XL to offer similar specs.

The standard Pixel 3 Lite is said to possess a 2,915mAh battery, but Google’s XL phones usually offer a bigger battery than standard models. Unfortunately, the Pixel 3 Lite XL’s battery size isn’t known at this stage.

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