19 March 2019
Today the Google Pixel 3 XL Lite once again appeared at the Geekbench listing. At the moment it is still in the dark what will be the name of the upcoming budget-friendly variant of Pixel 3 lineup. From what we heard so far there will be two variants including Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL. Surprisingly the new listing reveals the Pixel 3 Lite XL is tested with even lesser RAM. So far we have seen Geekbench appearance of Pixel 3 Lite XL with 6GB RAM and 4GB RAM. The latest listing reveals 3GB RAM which makes it even slower than earlier variants.
So far listings showcase the Pixel 3 Lite XL is running on the Snapdragon 710 chipset. However, the latest benchmark reveals “MSM8953” chipset which is widely known as Snapdragon 625. It seems like Google is testing different variants of the upcoming mid-range phone with different configurations. To compete against the latest mid-range phones the Pixel 3 Lite XL should have new chipsets like Snapdragon 710. In single-core testing, the device achieved 866 points whereas on the multi-core test the device achieved 4272 points.
Considering the Pixel 3 Lite XL is meant to attract budget-conscious buyers in the emerging markets, it would be unfortunate if Google opts 3 years old chipset for their new mid-range phone. The competition in the mid-range segment is already quite stiff in the emerging markets, So it will be quite interesting how Google's mid-range phone stacks up against the phones which are available at a competitive price tag.
From what we heard so far the Pixel 3 Lite XL will have primary rear snapper of 12MP with HDR+. The notch-less display panel will be of 6.0-inches. It will have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The fingerprint scanner will be on the rear side. As far as the release is a concern the Pixel 3 Lite lineup is expected to go official at the Google I/O 2019. We can expect more details regarding the Pixel 3 Lite lineup in the coming weeks, Stay tuned.