For months now we have seen all kinds of rumors swirling around the idea of Google developing a lower-cost Pixel 3 which would be able to offer the core experience but at a lower price. It seems that there is some evidence which might make them real. Rozetked – which previously posted some accurate leaks concerning the Pixel 3XL – claims to have come across some photos and details of ‘Sargo’, the mid-tier Pixel 3 device.
Apparently, it will share some style cues with the original Pixel 3, but it will come with a 5.5-inch 2,220 x 1,080 LCD instead of the OLED screen, a body made of plastic, a Snapdragon 670 instead of the 845 and 32 GB of storage space rather than the standard 64 GB. Also, even the stereo audio from the front will be gone. Despite all this, people might still be interested in it since it might come with an impressive addition – a headphone jack.
The photo shows a conspicuous port of 3.5 mm at the top of the phone. We still don’t know exactly why Google would incorporate a headphone jack when it doesn’t do the same for its flagships, so you should take this news with a grain of salt. On the other hand, it would make sense that Google would be aiming the phone at developing markets where third-party USB-C headphones or Bluetooth audio aren’t as practical.
An important aspect is that the signature Pixel 3 camera isn’t going anywhere. So far, we have no idea when the phone will be launched or if the scoop is accurate or not. Google previously made some references to Sargo and Bonito in its code, though. It will also address one of the main complaints concerning the Pixel phones: that Google raised the baseline pricing by $150.
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