If you thought the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were prematurely leaked and detailed last year, you may want to keep in mind the first Pixel 3 Lite hands-on photos surfaced online back in November and we still have no idea exactly when Google might be planning to release this mid-ranger. Of course, there are actually two “lite” versions of the search giant’s latest stock Android phones in the pipeline, the larger of which was benchmarked several times a couple of months ago with slightly different specifications.
Assuming it is, we have some pretty bad news to offer those who expected Google to compete for the sub-$400 division title. While this alleged Pixel 3 Lite XL prototype runs the latest stable OS version (Android 9.0 Pie), its processor and memory count are hardly up to modern standards. We’re talking a Snapdragon 625 SoC (MSM8953 motherboard) and 3 gigs of RAM (a little over 2.8 user-accessible), both of which are clashing with previously rumored, leaked, and revealed features.
That might be because Google is testing several configurations of the device or we could see different Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL variants commercially released eventually. One thing’s for sure – if this particular version is indeed coming to market, it’ll have to be priced extremely low to sell more than a handful of units.