After a lot of rumors and leaks, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite. Here are the specs, design and camera features, release date and price for both models.
The official announcement was expected at CES 2020, but today Samsung unexpectedly introduced its budget models. As planned, these are “lite” versions of the flagships, but in fact, in some specifications, they bring premium features some of which are cooler than the ones in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
Both phones have 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with Full HD+ resolution (2400×1080 pixels). On the front, they have hole-punch selfie cameras, 4.500 mAh batteries and 6/8 GB RAM options with 128GB storage.
The main cameras have triple lens array with a flash on the top left corner of backside, but the design is different in two models. In Note 10 Lite it is box shaped and in S10 Lite, cameras are located on the left side and flash on the right side.
The Galaxy S10 Lite will be sold in “Prism White,” “Prism Black” and “Prism Blue” color options and Note 10 Lite will be available in three colors, as well: “Aura Glow,” “Aura Black” and “Aura Red.
Both phones will have in-display fingerprint scanner and support face recognition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
The Galaxy S10 Lite has a Snapdragon 855 chipset (2.8GHz 7nm octa-core processor) and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has Exnos 8895 (2.7GHz 10nm octa-core processor) chipset. Both models have 6/8 GB RAM options and 128 GB of storage plus a memory card slot that supports up to 1 TB extra storage. 4500 mAh battery on both models also support rapid charging power of 25W, which fully charges the battery in 95 minutes.
The front camera in both models is 32MP (F2.2). The main camera, as mentioned above, is triple in both models with a different design and config. The S10 Lite has a 48-megapixel wide-angle, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The Note 10 Lite has a 12-megapixel wide angle, 12-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Neither model have the variable aperture main lens from Samsung flagships. The S10 Lite however, has a optical image stabilization system named Super Steady OIS, but no other details were given by Samsung.
A Slovakian retailer put up prices for the devices early and according to them, the Galaxy S10 Lite costs €669 and the Note 10 Lite will cost €609. It is expected for the phones to be available mid-January.