Midrange Google Pixel 3 Lite leaks with a headphone jack and a Snapdragon 670

Ricky, 16 November 2018

We've heard of the possibility of Google announcing a mid-range Pixel 3 lite phone but we weren't really sure when. There were a couple of codenames that were mentioned in an APK teardown: Sargo and Bonito. These are both the names of sea-dwelling creatures like the previous codenames that Google has used for both Pixel and Nexus devices in the past.

Today's new leak reveals much more about a mid-range Google phone thanks to some new leaked photos released by Rozetked, the same website that had its hands on the Google Pixel 3 XL and released a full-hands on video over a week before the official event took place.


The photos reveal that Google's new midrange smartphone will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a design akin to the Google Pixel 2. Otherwise, the photos show the phone to have a glossy frame, which means it might be made of plastic. The white model that was photographed has a neon green power key and otherwise looks just like a Pixel 2 with a headphone jack and a taller display.


The phone was also run through GeekBench (unofficially confirming the Sargo codename) and a couple of other benchmarking apps so there are a bunch of new purported specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 + Adreno 615
  • 4GB of RAM + 32GB of Storage
  • 2.915 mAh battery
  • 5.56-inch IPS LCD (2220x1080 px)
  • 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie

According to these specs, this midrange Pixel could have a comparable camera to the Pixel 3. If Google manages to get its top-playing camera on a mid-range phone, it could change up the mid-range segment - depending on the price, of course. If Google puts the same camera as on the Pixel 3 it might be able to get away with asking for something at or above the OnePlus 6T's retail price of $549.

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Reader comments

  • Ravnit

We want 64 GB storage and 4 or 6 GB RAM in Google pixel 3 lite phone

  • Ravnit

Expecting more features and development from Google pixel 3 lite phone

So the more money you pay the fewer features you get. What's up with that, Google?