As Google's flagship, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are among the best cell phones you can buy. They take extraordinary photos (especially in low light conditions), have Google's unique software features like Call Screen, and are equipped with world-class hardware. From $ 799, $ 739 and $ 1,199 for Pixel 3 and $ 899, $ 869 and $ 1,349 for the 3 XL models, there are also strong price tags.
That's why Pixel 3 would be a much more compelling option for many. Like the Apple iPhone XR or Samsung Galaxy S10E, a Pixel 3 "Lite" (and 3 XL Lite), as it's supposedly called, would provide some of the key features of Pixel 3 at a lower price.
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are the ultimate solution from Google for the mobile operating system Android, which is the most popular operating system in the world. In February 2018, research firm IDC estimated that Google shipped 3.9 million original pixels and 2-cell phones in 2017. Although this number fades compared to the total market (1.5 billion), the number of pixel owners is increasing. Given that Pixel 3 Lite phones are cheaper than previous models, Google has a chance to increase sales by offering more options to phone buyers.
To learn more about what has been rumored so far, read the CNET summary below. And if you're curious about Google's new marquee phones, read the rumors about Pixel 4 and 4 XL here. Look around often; We will update both pieces whenever interesting rumors arise.
Rumors: The Pixel 3 Lite may hit the market in August
In February, new Google messages appeared on the FCC website. Previously, it was assumed that the Pixel 3 Lite phones for the 3 Lite were listed under the model numbers G020B and for the 3 XL Lite under G020F. Under the name of Google, however, then appeared six additional entries, which could indicate 9to5Google on three different variants for each phone (possibly for different storage options). SAR values and radiation reports that each FCC telephone must meet were also included in the notifications.
Apart from the various storage options, the applications were also interesting in so far as the non-disclosure agreement with the FCC is scheduled for the end of August. Google usually launches pixel cell phones in October. This could mean that the Lite phones will hit the market before the successors of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are announced.
Rumor: Google could publish it with a Pixel Smartwatch
After purchasing the technology from the watch company Fossil in January for $ 40 million, it's not surprising that Google has wearable plans. According to an unconfirmed report from the Nikkei Asian blog site, Google is launching its Lite-3 phone along with a Nest camera, an updated Google homepage, and a pixelated smartwatch.
Rumor: We could see Pixel 3 on Verizon this year
Citing a "source familiar with the company's plan," Android Police reported that the Pixel 3 Lite will come to Verizon in the spring of 2019 could. No wonder, because Google has selected Verizon as its exclusive carrier partner for its Pixel phones since its launch in 2016. (The phone still works with other carriers and Google is selling the phone in unlock mode or via its Wi-Fi First network Google
Rumor has it that it has a headphone jack
In one of the earliest alleged leaks in the Pixel 3 Lite has posted photos of the alleged phone on a Russian blog called Rozetked The device's design was similar to the Pixel 3, which included the back glass shade and a color power switch, but the version had larger apertures and a headphone jack (the pixels 3 / 3 XL's do not have an audio port).
It's important to take pictures with a grain of salt, and while the device itself appeared convincing, there seemed to be a weird C-shaped logo on the back where the typical Google
Rumor: the phone could have a plastic body
Wysla, another Russian blog, also released more alleged images of the Pixel 3 Lite. In this series of photos, the phone is among other popular handsets, including iPhone XS and Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 Lite has a plastic housing (instead of glass like the Pixel 3), a Snapdragon 670 chipset, no microSD slot, according to the site and 4 GB RAM / 32 GB memory.