Google might bring the headphone jack back with the Pixel 3 Lite XL

It’s looking increasingly likely that Google will soon pull the covers off a cheaper, less powerful version of the Pixel 3 − called the Pixel 3 Lite. However, a new leak has emerged, claiming that it will be joined by a slightly larger Pixel 3 Lite XL.

91mobiles and OnLeaks have published renders of the handset, alongside a handful of alleged specs.

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Image Credit: @OnLeaks/91mobiles

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According to the leak, the Pixel 3 Lite XL will bring back the headphone jack, which Google dropped back in 2017 with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Such a move would make a lot of consumers happy, but that’s not all.

The device will reportedly also feature a notchless display. The leak claims it will measure 6-inches and have a 2220 x 1080 resolution. We like what we’re hearing so far.

Because this is a ‘Lite’ model, it will apparently have a plastic body and relatively chunky bezels too − two downgrades from the full-fat Pixel 3 phones that wouldn’t exactly take anyone by surprise.

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Image Credit: @OnLeaks/91mobiles

Other specs and features aren’t yet clear, but we’ve previously heard that the Pixel 3 Lite will come with a modest Qualcomm 670 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It could also feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and a single 8-megapixel front-facing camera sensor.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised to see an identical configuration make its way onto the XL version of the phone too.

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It isn’t clear how much the Pixel 3 Lite XL would cost, but it’s expected to come out soon and is likely to cost a great deal less than the £769 you’d currently have to fork out for a Pixel 3 XL.

If its camera is anywhere near as impressive as the Pixel 3’s or even the Pixel 2’s, this could be a very tantalising package indeed.

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