(Pocket-lint) - Lite versions of the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are expected this spring and a video of the former has appeared online.

It's allegedly hands-on footage of the Google Pixel 3 Lite, with plastic rear shell and 5.56-inch 18:9 screen. Android Police believes it to be of a pre-production version of the phone, so could change before full release.

However, considering Ukranian YouTuber Andro News also shows the retail box in his clips, it can't be too far from making an official appearance.

Other specs revealed in the video include a 2160 x 1080 resolution for the display. The phone is said to be driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB of RAM, plus Adreno 615 graphics.

There is 32GB of storage on board, it is revealed.

The rear camera is 12.2-megapixels, while the front sports a single 8-megapixel camera. The full Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets both have dual-cameras on the front.

The larger Google Pixel 3 XL Lite was not shown in the hands-on video, but is thought to be very similar expect with a 6-inch screen.

Andro claims that both the Lite phones will be unveiled during Google I/O 2019 in May. Although that seems a fair way off considering the quality of leaks that are hitting the net.

Writing by Rik Henderson.