Google Pixel 3 Lite images and key specifications leaked

Alfred Osborne
November 20, 2018

Google's Call Screen feature has been a boon to Pixel 3 owners wary of tedious telemarketing calls.

Part of the reason the Pixel 3 and 3 XL cameras are so good is down to the clever software algorithms Google has used to smartly enhance snaps and provide modes such as portrait and night sight.

The rumor also suggests the Pixel 3 Lite will come with just a single 8MP selfie camera, while the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have dual front-facing snappers.

Google has confirmed to bring the Call Screen feature even to the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL later this month.

Google Pixel 3 Lite images and key specifications leaked

"When any app other than the "Camera" app attempts to access the camera hardware, the camera itself becomes entirely unresponsive", one of the affected users writes in a post on Google Product Forums while explaining the issue.

Credit: RozetkedRozetked provided no other details with respect to the behavior of the camera app or any other functionality, so that's pretty much all we can say about these samples right now. Messaging apps, too, typically integrate camera functionality so that users can share new media without having to switch to a different app first.

For users affected by the bug, their cameras are unreliable - it frequently shows "Camera Error" messages and some users have resorted to rebooting their devices multiple times a day to get the camera temporarily working again until the next error shows up.

"We've looked into reports of this issue and have identified a fix that will roll out in the coming weeks", the firm told him. Some report that restarting their Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL can solve it, or even performing a full factory reset. However it has not yet given an explanation for what might actually be causing the problem.

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