A “Budget” Google Pixel 3 Surfaces Again; Retains Headphone Jack


In-between the overwhelming Google Pixel 3 leaks that materialized long before the launch event, there was a speculation that Google might show off a budget Google Pixel 3.

The newly surfaced alleged images of Pixel suggest that the company was indeed working on a lite version of Google Pixel 3, and planned to retain the headphone jack on it.

Rozetked.me, a Russian publication, who has been actively participating in leaking out Google Pixel 3 XL, has yet again come up with some exclusive pictures of a Google device codenamed “Sargo”.

The device which appears to have larger bezels than Google Pixel 3 is entirely built from plastic, contrary to other Pixels that follow a metal body design. Interestingly, the device carries a headphone jack slot that has become scarce nowadays.

As for other specifications, Rozetked tells that it comes with an IPS LCD panel of 5.56-inches in size, Snapdragon 670 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. For the camera part, Pixel Lite is reported to come with a rear 12MP camera and a single 8MP front-facing camera.

While the internals are a bit outdated compared to Google Pixel 3, the camera seems to be the same and as 9to5Google notes, it might become a huge selling point for such a device. Previously, Google sent major Pixel 3 camera features to the earlier versions, which gave us more reasons not to swtich to the Google Pixel 3 XL.

Anyway, the report says that Google Pixel Lite, the budget smartphone from the company will be priced between $400-$500. If that turns out to be true, iPhone XR, the so-called “budget iPhone” will certainly face challenges justifying its price, considering it starts for $749.

Also Read: Google: Android Pie Updates Will Be A Lot Faster With Project Treble
Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet owns an iPhone but his love for Android customization lives on. If you ever ask him to choose between an iPhone, Pixel or Xiaomi; better if you don't.
More From Fossbytes

Latest On Fossbytes

Find your dream job