March 2019


Since the second half of last year, there have been a lot of rumors about Google’s Cheaper Pixel 3 Lineup. From the Russian technology blog Wylsa’s suspected real machine experience, to the information of anonymous sources obtained by the Japanese economic news Nikkei Asian, these seem to confirm that the Google Pixel series is expected to usher in a new member positioned as a mid-range machine. However, its name may not be what we thought was Google Pixel 3 Lite and Google Pixel 3 XL Lite. According to media XDA Developers, the official names of the two mid-range machines may be Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL.

Devices such as ‘sargo’ and ‘bonito’ have appeared on the web multiple times, both in Google ARCore’s device profile database and in the database of GeekBench or other benchmark software. Now they also appear in the code for the Android Q Beta 1 beta.

In the Connectivity Monitor application, XDA also found a category that lists the Pixel models and their corresponding code names, such as the initial Pixel and Pixel XL codes corresponding to ‘sailfish’ and ‘marlin’; Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is ‘walleye’ and ‘taimen’, inferring that the codes ‘bonito’ and ‘sargo’ may refer to the fourth generation Pixel model.

If there are no surprises, this is Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL we are talking about today. The news indicates that the small size of Google Pixel 3 Lite (Google Pixel 3a) is expected to be cheaper than Apple’s “affordable” phone, the iPhone Xr, which starts at $ 749.

At present, Google’s share of the global smart-phone market is not large. According to research firm IDC, the Pixel series shipped about 4.68 million units in 2018, with a market share of approximately 0.33%, and 2017 is worse, shipments were about 3.9 million units, accounting for 0.2% of the market. The Google Pixel 3 Lite (Google Pixel 3a) series, which is cheaper, is expected to change Google’s sales in the smart-phone market and further expand the reach of its Google services.

According to the information compiled by XDA, the specifications of the mid-range units of the two Pixel series are as follows:

Google Pixel 3a features a 5.56-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2220 x 1080, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chip, 4GB of storage and 32GB of storage, a 2915 mAh battery, a 12 megapixel rear-single camera, a Type-C interface, and 3.5mm audio interface.

As for the large-size Google Pixel 3a XL, there are very few rumors about its hardware specifications, only currently knowing that it may be equipped with a 6-inch FHD+ screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip. It’s unclear whether the two mid-range phones retain the camera features or other features that Google Pixel 3 has. It is reported that these two new Google pixel machines may be launched at the Google I/O conference held this year.

This is good news for Google’s loyal users. Google Pixel 3 Lite has passed FCC certification. From the FCC report, Pixel 3 Lite comes with Android 9.0 system, there are 6 different models, namely G020B, G020C, G020D, G020H, G020G and G020F. These models may be Pixel 3 XL Lite or different memory versions. Many media have published a lot of information about the performance and configuration of Google Pixel 3 Lite and Google Pixel 3 XL Lite. Let us review and summarize, Pixel 3 Lite has a 5.5-inch full screen (18.5:9), XL Lite is a 6-inch full screen (18.5:9), both of which have no bangs on the forehead, and the body is made of polycarbonate.The latest report shows that the overall shape of Google Pixel 3 Lite is not much different from that of Google Pixel 3 phone. It does not use fringe screen design, with a 5.56-inch screen and a resolution of 2160×1080. In addition, Google Pixel 3 Lite equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, battery capacity of 2915mAh; use 4GB + 32GB memory combination, front 8 million pixels, rear 12 million pixels, retain 3.5mm Headphone jack, and equipped with Type-C interface.

What is different from the past is that IPS displays replace OLED displays, single speakers and plastic bodies. However, the FCC showed in the document that the new equipment information will be fully lifted on August 28. This means that Google may announce Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite faster than previously expected.

It is worth mentioning that the rear camera of Google Pixel 3 Lite smart-phone is the same as the Pixel 3. On the DxOMark, the Pixel 3 photo score is 103 points, the video part score is 98 points, the total score is 101 points. Parallel to the iPhone XR, it has become the best single-camera at present. We believe that Google Pixel 3 Lite’s photo standards will be very good, extremely worth looking forward to.

According to media speculation, in terms of price, based on the regular version of Pixel 3 pricing, even if Google launches a slightly lower version, the price will not be very low. Some reports mention that the final price of Google Pixel 3 Lite mobile phones will be between 410 and 513 yuan, which makes sense. This will put the phone directly in the high-end mid-market, and this range is entirely likely to target more emerging markets such as India and ChinaThese are all the relevant information about Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL phones, what do you think of these two phones? Welcome to discuss and share with us in comment area.