Samsung unveils new S10 Lite and Note10 Lite

These newly launched phones fit under Samsung's 'budget flagship' segment and will be on display at CES 2020.

Samsung is starting its New Year with some affordable budget flagships. Nope, it isn’t A series. After being in the rumors for a long time, the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are finally official. Although the price of the devices is not made official, you can expect them to be priced lesser than the regular Note 10.

Samsung unveils new S10 Lite and Note10 Lite

Both of the phones will provide a premium feel at a relatively lower price. These phones will attract more consumers who want to experience the premium feel of a device by spending lesser than the cost of the flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung unveils new S10 Lite and Note10 Lite

Coming to the Galaxy S10 Lite, its main focus is the cameras. More on that later. It sports a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Plus, Full-HD+ display with a centered hole punch cutout, just like the one that debuted on the Note 10. The S10 Lite’s display, unlike Samsung’s recent flagships, has flat edges rather than rounded ones. It comes in 6GB or 8GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. It can be further expanded with a microSD card up to 1TB. The device runs on the Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0.

S10 Lite has a massive 4,500 mAh battery that supports 25W charging. Even the much expensive S10 Plus has 15W charging support. The processor will be Snapdragon 855 with the 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor. Unfortunately, the S10 Lite doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s an in-display fingerprint scanner.

S10 Lite’s cameras are the talking point. The rectangular camera bump on the rear houses three cameras. There’s an 8MP F2 primary shooter, a 12MP F2.2 Ultra-wide, and a 5MP Macro lens. The primary shooter will have a ‘Super Steady OIS.’ The front camera has a 32MP sensor, which is triple the figure as compared to 2019’s flagships. It also doubles as a face scanner.

As for colors, the Galaxy S10 Lite will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue. It doesn’t have a price tag and it might launch in CES 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

Samsung unveils new S10 Lite and Note10 Lite

The Note10 Lite also has 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Full-HD+ display with a centered hole punch cutout. Like the S10 Lite, the Note10 Lite’s display also has flat edges. It comes in 6GB or 8GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with a microSD card up to 1TB. It runs on the Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0.

The Note10 Lite has a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W charging. The processor will be Samsung’s old champ, the Exynos  9810, with a 10-nanometer chip. It is the same processor used in the Galaxy S9 and Note9. Unlike the S10 Lite, the Note10 Lite does have a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.

Note10 Lite also sports three rear cameras. They include a 12MP F1.7 primary camera, a 12MP F2.2 ultrawide, and a 12MP F2.4 telephoto. The S10 Lite’s “Super Steady OIS” feature isn’t present in the Note10 Lite. The front camera is a 32MP sensor which also doubles as a face scanner. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be sold in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red. This device too doesn’t have a price tag.

Interestingly, neither phone features the variable aperture that was introduced with the Galaxy S9 series. Overall, the phones look solid and might have the potential to be successful if they are priced accurately. The regular Note10 received a barrage of backlash as it featured a Full-HD screen while the ToF sensor and microSD card were omitted.

 We’ll keep you updated once the phones are seen of shelves.


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