Google Pixel 3 Lite, going by the code-name Sargo, is a cheaper version of the Pixel 3, which was launched in October 2018. In a recent reveal, one of the phone’s ‘pre-production sample’ was thoroughly reviewed on video. Although the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Lite are similar in many instances, the video has revealed numerous differences between the two as well.
On the outside, the sample device appears in a shade of dull white, sporting a bright yellow power button. It also has a generic ‘G’ etched on its rear where the Google logo is supposed to be.
Coming to more specific details, the Google Pixel 3 Lite has been endowed with a plastic body instead of its predecessor’s metal and glass form. The device’s SIM card tray has been placed on its left, and the rear camera lacks an auto-focus while sporting a single front camera setup. One multimedia speaker, a type-C USB port, and a microphone ornate the phone’s bottom, while its top sports a second microphone and an audio jack.
The device has been equipped with a 5.56” 1080×2160 LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Operating on Android 9 Pie, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 670 and has Adreno 615 for a GPU. As far as storage is concerned, Google Pixel Lite boasts 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, but it also comes with the added benefit of unlimited Google cloud storage for storing photos and videos in their uncompressed, original quality, at least for the next two years.
As far as its camera setup is concerned, the device sports a 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm wide, 1/ 2.55”, 1.4µm, OIS rear camera setup; which, unfortunately, lacks a “spectral and flicker sensor” between which should be located between its lens and flash. It has an 8 MP single camera setup up front, and both the cameras have been acknowledged with the ability to click pictures of the same quality as those being snapped by the Google Pixel 3. Finally, the device comes with a 2915 mAh battery which provides impressive power.
Google Pixel 3 Lite is all set for a Spring launch after the Google IO Conference.