Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite ahead of CES 2020 after weeks of speculation and leaks. The phones are budget versions of the popular 2019 Samsung flagships, and they promise to bring premium features from those high-end phones down to more affordable price points (although Samsung hasn’t said what those prices are going to be just yet).
All phones sport 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with 2400 or 1080 resolution, center-mounted front-facing hole-punch cameras, 4,500mAh batteries, and either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S10 Lite uses a Snapdragon 855 processor, while Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 chipset is available in the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. All the rear camera systems offer triple-lens setups, but on the two versions they are both entirely different.
The S10 Lite offers a 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro lens; a 48-megapixel F2.0 wide-angle lens with “Super Steady OIS,” a feature not offered by Note 10 Lite; and an ultra-wide 12-megapixel f/2.2 with an angle lens of 123 degrees.
Note 10 Lite has a completely different configuration: an ultra-wide 12-megapixel f/2.2; a wide-angle12-megapixel f/1.7 lens with dual-pixel processing and OIS; and a telephoto lens (also with OIS) 12-megapixel f/2.4.
Of note, the S Pen on Note 10 Lite, which is not included with the S10 Lite, completes the distinctions. The S Pen uses the same low-energy Bluetooth (BLE) support that was launched in 2018 with Note 9, allowing it to be used to power the handset.
There’s no news yet about the rates or release dates for the S10 Lite or Note 10 Lite or the markets they’re going to sell.