Pixel 3 Lite ‘Sargo’ camera samples show Google isn’t skimping on photo quality

The alleged Pixel 3 Lite – apparently codenamed ‘Sargo’ – which surfaced on the weekend was a bit of a shock, but though it showed a cut-down spec version of the Pixel 3/3 XL handsets in some respects, it appears camera quality isn’t one of those areas.

The Pixel 3 Lite is in the hands of Russian site Rozetked who brought us the original pictures of what they’re calling the Pixel 3 Lite. The Snapdragon 670 powered phone has a 12MP camera sensor according to the site – the same MegaPixel count as the camera on the higher-end Pixel 3 phones. Whether it’s the same sensor remains to be seen, but the sample shots from the rear camera that they’ve shared show the sensor is very capable anyway.

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In terms of what features the Camera app will have, the site says that some of the camera functions have been hidden.

When we’ll see the Pixel 3 Lite announced isn’t clear, but the fact they have a fully fledged working model in their hands points to a product fairly well along in development.

The Pixel 3 Lite is likely to be aimed at developing markets, but if the camera performs just as well as the higher end phones there could be quite a market for importing the phone from these emerging markets. There’s a few more sample shots over at the source which you can check out here (via Google Translate).

Last modified on 20 November 2018 11:22 am

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