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New Pixel 3 Lite leak compares the budget Pixel to the iPhone XR and Pixel 3 XL

Published Nov 27th, 2018 6:03PM EST
Pixel 3 Lite vs. iPhone XR
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

Google may soon unveil a brand new Pixel 3: The cheaper Pixel 3 Lite model some Android fans may have been waiting for. Rumored to pack more modest specs than the Pixel 3 phones, but the same powerful camera, the Pixel 3 Lite already appeared in a set of leaks a few days ago. But new images show us how big the Pixel 3 Lite will be compared to the Pixel 3 XL and the iPhone XR.

Both the Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XR are rather large phones, with screens measuring 6.3 inches and 6.1 inches, respectively. Russian blog Wylsa posted the following images, featuring the Pixel 3 Lite next to the Pixel 3 XL and Apple’s new iPhones. As you can see below, the Pixel 3 Lite is slightly smaller than the Pixel 3 XL:

Image source: Wysla

The screen doesn’t have a notch, which means you can expect large top and bottom bezels. The Pixel 3 Lite display is smaller than the 5.8-inch screen of the iPhone X/XS, but the Pixel 3 Lite has a bigger footprint than both. It appears that the Pixel 3 Lite is about as tall as the iPhone XR, with the iPhone being wider than Google’s cheap Pixel.

Image source: Wysla

The same site says the Pixel 3 Lite will feature a plastic design and pack a Snapdragon 670 processor. Other specs include 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but no microSD support. The phone should have the same rear camera as the Pixel 3 phones, although it’s unclear whether it also packs Google’s dedicated camera chip, the Pixel Visual Core.

It’s unclear when the Pixel 3 Lite will launch, and we don’t have a price for it. But given these modest specs, it’s likely the handset will be a lot more friendlier to your budget than the premium Pixel 3 phones.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.