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Is Google launching a budget Pixel model ?

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Google has never had much luck keeping its products under wraps till launch day. The company had its big day ruined when Russian hackers took it upon themselves to unveil the Pixel 3 phones, using a batch of devices that somehow fell into their hands. Well, history might just have repeated itself.

As per Russian tech blog Rozetked, Google is planning to launch a lightweight version of its Pixel smartphone. The magazine has released core specifications of the device, complete with back and front views of the smartphone.

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From what we can make out, the device comes a 5.56-inch, 2220×1080-pixel IPS display, a plastic case, and a Snapdragon 670 processor. This puts the size of the Pixel Lite device at exactly the same as Pixel 3. However, build quality is definitely going to change. And yes, the phone sports a headphone jack right near the top of the device.

For instance, the Pixel Lite is likely to pack a cheaper screen as compared to the tech major’s Pixel 3, which packs an OLED panel, and costs a whopping $800.

While Rozetked has been pretty reliable when it comes to Pixel 3 leaks, there are a few things that are somewhat off about this particular one. For one, the logo on the phone’s back resembles a “C” more than a G. Next, Google’s head of hardware Rick Osterloh had quashed the possibility of a cheaper Pixel in March, 2017, when he said that the line of smartphones from Google would stay premium.

Of course, the possibility that Google has changed its plan and will now launch a Lite version, is always there. However, we will have to wait for a while to get a stronger verdict on whether a Lite version will be released or not.

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mudit.m@thetechportal.in


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