In our hands was the first budget smartphone by Google code-named «Sargo». For the first time information about him found in early October in ARCore code, but first we will tell and show «srednebyudzhetnykh» Android Pie.
Pictures and information about the device was sent to us by an anonymous source.
Externally Sargo reminiscent of Pixel 3. On the right are the volume rocker, above the bright green power button (in Pixel 3, it is dimly-green) left slot under the SIM card (in the conventional Pixel 3 and 3 XL it at the bottom), bottom connector Type-C, speaker and microphone styled speaker, the top and second microphone Jack 3.5 mm.
Protruding rear camera and fingerprint scanner. Case material — plastic. Let me remind you that in the flagship Pixel 3 is used glass.
The smartphone is equipped with a 5.56-inch IPS-display with a resolution 2220×1080 pixels — 444 dpi. No cutouts in the screen, but there are symmetric ledges at the top and bottom, as in Pixel 3. The front of one speaker.
As the processor uses an 8-core Snapdragon 670, done on 10-nanometer process technology with GPU Adreno 615. The processor supports flash memory standard UFS eMMC 2.1 and 5.1. Memory in the smartphone 4 GB built-in 32 GB. Slot for microSD no.
You may be confused by the line «platform: sdm710» in the specifications, which displays AIDA64. Admittedly, it confuses us. And, this is probably a mistake, because the main CPU performs the Snapdragon 670, if you believe another section of about phone information.
Actually, Snapdragon 710 had to go to the «budget» version of the Pixel 3 XL.
Battery capacity 2915 mAh. Information about the speed of charging is not, but the installed processor supports Quick Charge 4+.
One main camera with a resolution of 12 MP and dual flash, front-facing one is 8 MP. Given that our source are already familiar with the device, there is a verdict – the camera is the same as the conventional Pixel 3 and the quality is not inferior.
The expected value of Pixel 3 Lite is 400-500 dollars. Perhaps the novelty will show in the end of the year or the first quarter of 2019.
Code name for Google chooses to honor the fish. Sargo the fish species of the family sparovek. In addition, the companies are developing another phone with Snapdragon Bonito 710. Information about it yet.
This is not the first leak about the smartphone Google. Previously, we were one of the first published pictures and then video of the flagship Google Pixel 3 XL.
Google’s first budget smartphone codenamed “Sargo” is in our hands. For the first time information about it was found at the beginning of October in the ARCore code, and we will show the first review of the mid-budget Android device on the Pie.
An anonymous source sent us pictures and information about the device.
The appearance of Sargo it resembles Pixel 3. On the right is a volume rocker, located above a bright green power button (it is in Pixel 3 is dark green), on the left is a SIM card slot (in regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL it is below), at the bottom is a Type-C connector, speaker and microphone, at the top is a second microphone and a 3.5 mm jack.
On the back side is a protruding camera and a fingerprint scanner. The case material is plastic. Let us remind you that in the flagship Pixel 3 is used glass.
The smartphone is equipped with a 5.56-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels — 444 dots per inch. There is no notch in the screen, but there are symmetrical protrusions above and below, as in Pixel 3. One speaker in front.
The processor uses an 8-core Snapdragon 670, made on a 10-nanometer process with the Adreno graphics chip 615. The processor supports 2.1 UFS and eMMC 5.1 flash memory. 4 gigabytes of RAM, built-in storage is 32 gigabytes. There is no slot for microSD.
You may be confused by the text “platform: sdm710” in the specifications that AIDA64 displays. To be honest, it also confuses us. Probably, this is a mistake, because according to another section on phone info shows that the main CPU is Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon not 710.
As far as is known, the Snapdragon 710 is designed to running on the budget version of Pixel 3 XL.
Battery capacity is 2915 mAh. Information about charging speed is not available, but the installed processor supports Quick Charge 4+ technology.
The main camera doesn’t have a dual-sensor: only one module with 12 megapixels and a double flash. One the front camera is 8 megapixels.
Considering the fact that our source has already got acquainted with the device, there is a verdict – the camera is the same as the regular Pixel 3 and is not inferior in quality.
The expected cost of Pixel 3 Lite is $400-500. Perhaps, it will be shown at the end of the year or in the first quarter of 2019.
The codename of Google smartphones chosen in honor of the fish. Sargo is a species of fish from the family of sea breams and porgies (Sparidae). In addition, the company is developing another affordable phone — Bonito which runs on the Snapdragon 710. There is no information about it yet.
This is not the first leak about Google smartphones. Earlier, we were one of the first who posted a photo, and then a hands-on review of the Google Pixel 3 XL.