Google Pixel 3 Lite to Be Cheaper Than iPhone XR, Pixel Smartwatch Also in the Works: Report

The smartphone is very likely to be part of the rumoured Pixel 3 Lite-Series that’s expected to debut as the inferior smartphone range alongside the Pixel 3 family that was launched annually. The new Google cellphone is said to be priced lower than the iPhone XR that begins at $749 (Rs. 76,900 in India), which will make its price lower than that of the Pixel 3 which begins at $799 (Rs. 71,000 in India). Apart from the new smartphone, Google is reported to enlarge its hardware lineup by introducing a smartwatch to undertake the likes of Apple Watch.

The brand new Google phone is going to be the company’s first non-premium model aimed at price-sensitive customers, reports Nikkei Asian Review, citing people knowledgeable about the evolution. The new phone, which is very likely to function as rumoured Pixel 3 Lite, is supposedly majorly intended for the emerging markets like India. Therefore, it is supposed to come back at a cost lower than not only the Pixel 3 versions but also the iPhone XR which has been launched as the very affordable 2018 iPhone version last year.

If we proceed with the past reports, Google will attract two new versions more affordable than the Pixel 3 array, called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Further, the telephone might have a 5.5-inch display.

The launching date of the cheaper Google smartphone hasn’t been shown yet. Some prior reports remarked that the new phone might come from Spring 2019, though a current rumour suggested that the launch could happen sometime following Google I/O 2019.

The report from the Nikkei Asian Review also mentions that Google does have plans to bring a new premium phone in its own Pixel family this year. This might be the successor to the Pixel 3 models that came last year.

Together with the new phones, Google is allegedly set to deliver a selection of new devices this year, such as smart speakers, wearables, and web cameras. It’s also stated that over the previous two decades, the search giant has hired different hardware engineers and supply chain experts from Apple. Additionally, the company attracted 2,000 engineers in HTC back in 2017.

In the assortment of new devices, Google is said to have a new security camera that could take the Nest brandnew. The business is also reported to have a Google Home upgrade in the pipeline. What’s more, it is thought to bring a brand new smartwatch to undertake the Apple Watch. The business has already been spotted searching for a VP to direct its wearables team that could majorly work on the smartwatch.

Foxconn unit FIH Mobile, that will be a contract manufacturer for its Pixel models, is said to have improved production lines specific to the Google devices. It is also noted that while Quanta majorly manufactures Google’s Home speaker array, iPad maker Compal Electronics is also in talks to start making smart speakers to the business.