Pixel 3XL Lite Spotted Again On Geekbench
The Pixel 3 series was praised all over because of its amazing camera and clean software. What that phone didn’t win any awards for, was the boring design and the high price. Looks like Google is trying to win back the lost audience through the Pixel 3XL Lite. Although there have been many leaks regarding the phone, but it seems like we are getting quite close to the final launch of the device.
The Pixel 3XL Lite was again spotted on Geekbench. The listing was uploaded on January 28. What’s interesting about this is it shows the name of the device as Pixel 3a XL. This could be the final name Google is thinking about using or just again a code name. The listing confirms this is indeed the lite version because of the code name Bonito. The Lite version of the series had code named Bonito and Sargo.
Pixel 3a XL Specifications
The listing on Geekbench reveals some of the specifications of the upcoming Pixel device. The phone will have 4GB of RAM which is weird as the last listing reported the RAM as 6GB. It is a possibility that there may be 2 versions of the phone. The listing does not reveal the processor but the specs suggest it is a Snapdragon 710. The 710 is a mid-range chipset which is what this phone is going to be.
The camera is expected to be the same one as its bigger siblings. One thing that will change is there may be only one lens on either side. The phone will also see the comeback of the headphone jack. The 3.5mm jack was ditched by Google at the launch of Pixel 2 series. The metal and glass body is also substituted by a plastic one.
Also, looking at the scores of the phone, it seems like Google may have minimised the capacity of the chipset again. This is because the phone scores 1640 in single core and 4973 in multi core. This is not new to Google, as it always under clocks its phones.
In conclusion, the Pixel 3XL Lite or the Pixel 3a XL series, whatever it ends up being called, looks like a compelling option. The phones may be a great option for people looking for a good camera on a budget. The success of the phones may depend on what Google ends up pricing the devices. The devices are expected to be announced in May, in Google I/O 2019.