Just like the Pixel 3 and 3 XL before them, the upcoming, less expensive, and so-called "lite" pixel phones have been leaked over the last few months. We know what they look like, what the hardware specs are, and some camera samples. Who would not be excited about getting the Pixel 3's best-on-the-market camera in a more affordable device? Still a mystery: Google had nothing to announce at this week's Mobile World Congress, so we might be looking at a spring time frame or maybe even later. Android Police has reported that they will be available from Verizon sometime this spring.
Several recent FCC filings are moving along and are getting closer to a release. They do not contain many details, but the confidential filings are almost certainly the Pixel 3 and 3 XL Lite. There are eight in all, but if you consider the different colors, storage capacities, and sizes Google wants offer, it makes sense that we're still talking about just two products. Tellingly, their numbers align with previous Pixel phones, and they're running Android 9 Pie.
Google has asked for that company's hardware event event in October. Pixels 4.
Google has been discounting the 3 and 3 XL in recent months; They're currently $ 200 off at the company's own store. Google ends up pricing these phones. $ 600? $ 700? Less? Hopefully we'll hear more about them fairly soon.