The tech world has been speculating about a budget Pixel 3 Google’s working on. ARCore code also revealed similar information. Now, a Russian Blog, Rozetked has leaked images and specs of Pixel 3 Lite codenamed Sargo. One of the best things is the leaked Pixel 3 Lite has a headphone jack.
Pixel 3 Lite leaked images
Rozetked says they got the images and information from an anonymous source. Here they are:-
Pixel 3 Lite (Sargo) Specs
The leaker has been generous enough to share the specs of the budget Pixel 3 Lite:-
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC
- 5.56 inch IPS Display (2220×1080px, 440 DPI)
- 4GB RAM
- 2915 mAh Battery (Quick Charge 4+)
- 12MP Single Rear Camera
- 8MP Single Front Camera
This is what we know for now. The leaker seems to have the 32GB variant. But, we can expect higher ROM variants during the launch expected in December, 2018 or early 2019.
Pixel 3 Lite Features
From the leak, here are a few features we “might” have come to know about the budget Pixel 3:-
1. Pixel 3 Lite has a headphone jack
One of the first things to note is the return of the 3.5mm headphone jack. If you remember, Google dumped the headphone jack starting with the Pixel 2 last year. OnePlus did that recently with OnePlus6T. Audiophiles haven’t been happy. From the leaked images of the Pixel 3, it’s clear that it has a headphone jack at the bottom.
2. Plastic body, no Wireless Charging
3. Pixel 3 Visual Core: Camera as good as Pixel 3
Much before the Pixel 3 launched, we knew of Google working on an updated Visual Core for the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 Lite is said to have a 12MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera, both single unlike the Pixel 3’s Dual Front Camera. The leaker though claims that the Pixel 3 Lite captures photos as good as Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL even though it has an inferior Snapdragon 670 SoC. Experts say that the new Pixel Visual Core has to be credited for this.
4. Bottom facing speakers, no notch
The top side of the phone has a speaker grill, but the bottom doesn’t. Remember that the Pixel 3 has dual front facing stereo speakers, one on the top and the other on bottom. Pixel 3 Lite though seems to have a set of speakers on the bottom, one on each side of the USB Type-C port.
5. Design Changes
There are a few changes in the design section apart from the full plastic body and speaker placement. The right side, like the Pixel 3 has the volume rockers and the coloured power button. The left side on the Pixel 3 Lite though has the SIM tray, unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL which had the SIM tray at the bottom.
6. Expected Price of Pixel 3 Lite
Rumor is that the budget Pixel 3 Lite will retail at around $400-500. And, as already mentioned might launch next month or early 2019.
With all the accurate Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL leaks, almost everyone is convinced that Google is using leak marketing. I can’t shake the fact that the wallpaper on the leaked Pixel 3 Lite is the same as on the Pixel 3XL leak from Binshop, a Telegram based seller from Russia or Ukraine. What do you think?