The Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL will launch at Verizon in early spring 2019, according to a new report from Android Police. Unfortunately, it's still not known how much Verizon will charge for either device.
Leaks have suggested that these Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL phones will look similar to the standard Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that they'll have mid-range specs to achieve lower prices. For example, we've heard rumblings that a Snapdragon 670 processor will be used rather than the Snapdragon 845 in the regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL and that they'll have 32GB of storage rather than 64GB. Rumors have also suggested that they'll have 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras, 4GB of RAM, and that the Pixel 3 Lite will boast a 5.5-inch screen while the Pixel 3 Lite XL will have a 6-inch display.
One notable feature that these Lite phones will reportedly have is a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is missing from the standard Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL aren't cheap, with the flagship phones starting at $799 and $899, respectively. It's unclear how much cheaper the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL will be, but Google and Verizon appear to think that there are lots of customers that are interested in a phone that offers Google's design and software but is more affordable that a flagship-tier device. It's kind of a surprise to hear that these Lite phones are coming stateside as some suggested that they could be meant for more price-conscious markets, but Google and Verizon have had a pretty strong partnership in recent years.
What do you think of these Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL phones? Do you think you'll be interested in buying one when they launch next year?