Google leak reveals yet more details about unexpected new phone
When Google announced the pair of Pixel 3 phones earlier this year everyone assumed that was it. But it seems like the Pixel 3 XL Lite might soon appear giving Google fans something to get very excited about, that’s according to OnLeaks and 91Mobiles at least.
The key features worth noting here are the lack of notch at the top of the screen and a headphone jack. Neither the Pixel 3 or XL had a headphone connector, preferring instead to use USB-C adaptors.
However the vocal fanbase for Google hardware has been frustrated both by this omission and by the ugly notch. While Apple and others have used a blank segment of screen to conceal cameras it was Google’s that was most attacked.
Called both ugly and unnecessary the notch annoyed fans of the powerful phones.
Now the Pixel 3 Lite XL could actually be the perfect device for many users. Although slightly less powerful than the flagship Pixel 3 XL it offers an aesthetic that will silence critics and the headphone jack will please many.
In terms of specs, 91Mobiles reports that it will have a Snapdragon 670 with 4GB of RAM. Hardly top-spec, but almost certainly more than enough power for most users.
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A rear-mounted 12-megapixel camera is predicted along with an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. Storage capacity is 32GB, but Google pushes cloud storage for photos and videos, and offers free space upgrades for people who buy Pixel phones.
A 2,915mAh battery is expected too, which should power the phone through a whole day – good news for heavy phone users.
Naturally, it will run the latest version of Android when it arrives – that’s Pie (9.0) currently. But as there’s no firm date yet we can’t be sure when you might actually be able to own this promising device.