[Update 2: S10 Lite launched in India] Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite
We’ve been tracking the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite for a while now. The first rumors of Samsung working on “Lite” versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 popped up back in October. Since then, information and leaked renders have slowly trickled in, but today Samsung made both devices official ahead of CES.
|Galaxy S10 Lite||Galaxy Note 10 Lite|
|Display||6.7-inch Full HD+|
Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display
|6.7-inch Full HD+|
Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display
|* Super AMOLED Plus display creates ergonomic design with thin and light display panel by adopting flexible OLED technology.|
* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
– Macro: 5MP, F2.4
– Wide-angle: 48MP, Super Steady OIS AF F2.0
– Ultra Wide: 12MP, F2.2
– Ultra Wide: 12MP, F2.2
– Wide-angle: 12MP, Dual Pixel AF F1.7 OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP, AF F2.4 OIS
|Front||32MP, F2.2||32MP, F2.2|
|Body||75.6 x 162.5 x 8.1mm, 186g||76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm, 199g|
|AP||7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.7GHz) – Snapdragon 855||10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Quad 2.7GHz + Quad 1.7GHz) – Exynos 9810|
|Memory||6/8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage||6/8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage|
|* May differ by model, color, market and mobile operator.|
* User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
|Battery*||4,500mAh (typical)||4,500mAh (typical)|
|* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.|
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are actually very similar, which is a little weird. The regular Galaxy S10 and Note 10 are quite different, but the Lite versions have a lot in common. Both devices feature triple rear cameras, 32MP front cameras (in hole punch), 6/8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD+ displays, in-display fingerprint scanners, and 4,500mAh batteries.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite
That’s a lot of the key specifications, but there are a few things that differentiate these two phones. The most obvious difference is the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has the S Pen. Samsung barely mentions it in its announcement, but the fact that you can get the S Pen in a more affordable device is pretty cool. Another big difference is the processor. The Note 10 Lite features Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset, while the Galaxy S10 Lite has the newer Snapdragon 855 SoC.
As mentioned, both devices feature triple rear cameras, but the specifications are different. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 12MP main, 12MP Ultra-Wide, and 12MP telephoto. The Galaxy S10 Lite features a 48MP main, 5MP macro, and 12MP Ultra-Wide. The cameras are also positioned slightly different with the Note 10 Lite having a square bump and the S10 Lite is more of a rectangle.
Galaxy S10 Lite
One small difference is the display panel. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite’s display is Super AMOLED, while the Galaxy S10 Lite’s display is Super AMOLED Plus. The color options are different as well, with the Note 10 Lite being available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red, and the S10 Lite being available in Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue.
Samsung did not share the exact release date of either phone just yet, but the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will cost €599 and the Galaxy S10 Lite will be €649. The S10 Lite has slightly better specifications, but it doesn’t have the S Pen. That’s really what the choice comes down to. What do you think of Samsung’s Lite phones?
Update: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite launched in India
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite has been launched in India and will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red colors. The phone will cost ₹38,999 (~$548) for the 6GB variant and ₹40,999 (~$576) for the 8GB variant. Pre-bookings for the device begin from January 21 at 2 PM IST, while sales begin from February 3 across major retail stores, online stores, and Samsung.com. You also get a 3.5mm wired earphone from Samsung included in the box.
Update: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launched in India
Following the launch of the Note 10 Lite, Samsung has also launched the Galaxy S10 Lite in India. The S10 Lite will only be available in a singular 8GB + 128GB configuration, at a price of ₹39,999 (~$561) for any of the colors: Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue colors.
Pre-bookings for the S10 Lite begin from January 23 across Flipkart, Samsung.com, and leading retail stores. The phone goes on sale on February 4. Pre-bookings also get a one-time screen replacement at ₹1,999 covering accidental screen damage within 1 year of purchase, as well as an additional ₹3,000 cashback with ICICI Bank Credit Cards.
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