Shortly after Google introduced its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship phones last year, rumors began to circulate that the company was planning to release cheaper versions of the devices. Unofficially called the , the phones may have been spotted Monday in new FCC filings, 9to5Google reports. The Lite phones would be more affordable than the original Pixels, giving potential midrange phone buyers more options to consider.
The report lists a confidentiality agreement with the FCC that ends in August as well. Google usually debuts Pixel phones in October, which could mean that the Lite phones will roll out before the successors to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are announced. A fewinclude a Snapdragon 670 processor, a plastic body and the same camera as the Pixel 3. It may also be available through by spring.
Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment.