21 February 2019
From past few months, we have been hearing rumors that Google is working on toned down variants of Pixel 3 series to attract budget-conscious buyers. The Pixel 3 lineup was introduced back in October last year. So far leaks indicate Google will be releasing two affordable variants, the standard model will be dubbed as Pixel 3 Lite whereas the larger variant will be Pixel 3 XL Lite.
Up till now, we have been hearing the Pixel 3 Lite will be running on the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 chipset whereas the XL Lite will be powered up by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 SoC. Today a new Google Pixel phone appeared on the Geekbench listing. Surprisingly the device is dubbed as "Pixel 3A".
The device is running on the Qualcomm's Octa-core chipset (MSM8952) Snapdragon 625 SoC. The chipset is accompanied by 2GB RAM. The chances are high it won't be the final variant instead it could be another test device. On the single-core test, the device achieved 732 points whereas on the multi-core test the device scores 3184 points.
Recently the Google Pixel 4 appeared at the Geekbench listing with Android Q and 2GB RAM. Another important aspect is the Pixel 3A max clocking is 1.8Ghz instead of regular 2.02Ghz. As far as the release is a concern the affordable Pixel 3 series is expected to go official in Q2 2019. Both the Lite variants are rumored to have polycarbonate body instead of glass or metal.
Do share your thoughts regarding the Pixel 3A Geekbench listing in the comments section below. Stay tuned.