Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite likely to launch in India in May

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiDecember 28, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 10:56 IST Leaked picture of Pixel 3 Lite with iPhones and old Pixel phonesHIGHLIGHTSGoogle will be launching the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3XL Lite in the U.S in spring 2019.This means Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will be launching around the month of April or May.Pixel 3 Lite could be priced around Rs 35,000 in India.Not very impressed with Google’s third generation Pixel phones aka Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL? Well, the company has some more and interesting things in stock for you then. Google is reportedly working on the toned down or lighter version of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. These phones are expected to be Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Past rumours have already revealed a lot about the specs and design of both these phones, now some information related to the launch of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3XL Lite are circulating on the internet.According to sources close Android Police website, Google will be launching the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3XL Lite in the U.S in spring 2019. This means that the lighter version of Pixels will be launching around the month of April or May in the United States. The report didn’t reveal details about the India launch of these Pixel phones but we expect them to come to India almost at the same time when the phones plan to hit the US stores like happened with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.The report noted, “Speaking to a source familiar with the company’s plans, we’ve learned that Google intends to launch two new Pixel smartphones on Verizon in early spring 2019 – the Pixel 3 and 3 XL “Lite.” An exact announcement date and pricing are not yet known.” The upcoming Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are the first mid-range Pixel phones from Google after the Nexus 5X, which launched back in the year 2015.advertisementLast month some pictures of the Pixel 3 Lite were leaked alongside the key specifications of the phone. The Pixel 3 Lite seen in the images is a pre-production unit so there could some design changes in the final version of the phone. The leaked pictures show the phone with single rear camera paired with single LED flash. Below the rear camera, the pictures reveal the Pixel 3 Lite will include a circular shaped fingerprint sensor. The overall design of the Pixel 3 Lite is expected to be pretty similar to the Pixel 3. The pictures, however, show the Pixel 3 Lite in white colour while the lock key appears in yellow and the volume keys painted in white.Rumours suggest that just like the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, the upcoming mid-range Pixel phone will also run on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. As far as the specs are concerned, the Pixel 3 Lite is expected to sport a 5.56-inch full-HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and aspect ratio of 18.5:9. There’s still some confusion surrounding the chipset that Google is planning to use to power the Pixel 3 XL but rumours suggest that the phone will either be powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 710 SoC.The Pixel 3 Lite will come only in one variant which will be paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which should be expandable via microSD card. Camera has always been one of the best things of a Pixel phone. Similar will be the case with the Pixel 3 Lite and also the Pixel 3 XL Lite. Rumours suggest that the Pixel 3 Lite will pack the same camera setup as is inside the Pixel 3. This means the Pixel 3 Lite will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera paired with an LED flash and an 8-megapixel camera on the front for clicking selfies. The phone is expected to be backed by a 2,915mAh battery paired with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ support and 3.5mm headphone jack.As for the pricing details, there’s no official information from Google yet. But rumours suggest that Pixel 3 Lite could be priced around Rs 35,000 in India, this means that the phone will stand against phones like OnePlus 6T.ALSO READ | Pixel 3 Lite gets photographed next to Google Pixel, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, iPhone XS, and iPhone XRALSO READ | Pixel 3 Lite pictured again along with Pixel 3, launch possible in January 2019ALSO READ | Last night Instagram accidentally changed how app works and users went crazyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow GoogleFollow PixelFollow Pixel 3 Lite Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite likely to launch in India in MayRumours suggest that Pixel 3 Lite could be priced around Rs 35,000 in India, this means that the phone will stand against phones like OnePlus 6T.advertisementlast_img read more