It has been rumored for some time now that Google could be developing cheaper Pixel smartphones. They may have been revealed in new FCC filings that have been spotted today. The filings show two new devices from Google which many believe will eventually be launched as the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 XL Lite.
FCC filings are never full of details about upcoming devices but their presence is often taken as a big indication that a rumored device is indeed real. There have been quite a few of them for the cheaper Pixel handsets so far. The emergence of these FCC filings suggest that Google may indeed have the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite in the pipeline.
The documents reveal that G020C and G020G are the model numbers assigned to these devices. They’re in line with the G013A and G013C model numbers used by the Pixel 3 series. The documents also reveal that these devices will have support for NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE with Android 9 as the operating system.
Given that Google has filed a confidentiality request with the FCC to keep other details under wraps until August 24, this highlights the possibility that if these devices are to be launched, they won’t be unveiled ahead of Google’s traditional fall hardware event.