Unlike previous pixel editions, it seems that Google is not done with its current range. Rumors have it that Google plans to outsource two new phones that act as budget variants for their existing devices. And because of the leaks, one of these variants seems to be better than its non-budget model.
According to rumors, Pixel 3 XL Lite budget variants of Pixel 3 XL. When rumors began to emerge, we learned about some of the changes Google is making to reduce costs, such as a plastic look and an LCD panel. This led us to believe that the biggest selling point would be that it would use the same camera as the Pixel 3 XL for almost half the price.
But since the leaks continue to hit the web, we learn that Pixel 3 XL Lite is not just a downgrade. The new budget phone will actually have two things that are not in the Pixel 3 XL, both of which Pixel fans have been looking for this year.
More RAM and headphone jack
New rumors show that Pixel 3 XL Lite will have an additional 2 GB of RAM for 6 GB total. This would make it the first Pixel phone to use more than 4 GB of RAM, which set it at par with most Android flagships for once. That combination should make this phone special. With a more qualified Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 at the root, Pixel's optimized version of Android and 6 GB of RAM to work, the Pixel 3 XL Lite should be one of the fastest budget phones on the market.
Rumors also indicate that both Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite take back the headphone jack. If it turns out to be true, this would be one of the few examples that an OEM took back the beloved port, and that would make the Pixel Lite series one of the only phones that still support it. The whole package is rumored to be priced around $ 400- $ 600, almost half of Pixel 3 XL's MSRP.
With Pixel 3's legendary camera, midrange SoC, more RAM, and a headphone jack, Pixel 3 XL Lite is an exciting offer. Like Apple's iPhones, Google phones usually have a bad dollar-to-spec relationship, which makes them at least a little bit expensive on paper. But these Lite models can finally pick that trend.
Although the downgrades in other areas will affect some people's decisions, it should still fall into the magic category "good phone that happens to have a budget price". The 6GB RAM alone makes it a value buy, as you can now run more apps in the background. But when you're a factor like Google's 3-year full OS upgrade support and headphone jack, Pixel 3 XL Lite looks like a great buy.
If you are interested in learning more about the Pixel 3 XL Lite and the smaller Pixel 3 Lite, we have rounded out all the latest rumors on these phones over the past few months. You can see all the details on the link below.