Samsung is speculated to announce the Lite version of Galaxy S10 series soon. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to launch along with the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in January. 2020. Both the devices have been leaked extensively and now, we know almost all the specifications and features of the devices. The Galaxy S10 Lite would be considerably different in terms of specifications from the original and if speculations are to be believed, cheaper than the rest of the models as well. Its model number is SM-G770F and it is likely to run on Qualcomm’s premium processor rather than the company’s own SoC. In case you have missed the rumours and leaks about the phone, we’ve compiled all the information pertaining to the device to give you a clearer picture of Galaxy S10 Lite.
Display and Design
The upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite is likely to feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. The aspect ratio of the panel is expected to be 19.5:9 while it is speculated to carry full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. The Infinity-O design means that the panel will be curved around the edges and house a selfie snapper inside the punch-hole display. An under-display fingerprint sensor could also be in the offing. In comparison, one can note that the Galaxy S10 houses a smaller 6.1-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection. While there’s no word about the display protection, one can expect Samsung to provide Gorilla Glass on top.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is also expected to house a triple rear camera setup arranged vertically inside a rectangular frame with an LED flash on the side. This setup is speculated to be present on the right-hand side while the selfie snapper has also been moved towards the centre. In comparison, the Galaxy S10 housed a selfie snapper on the right-hand side of the display while the rear camera setup was arranged horizontally across the back panel.
In terms of hardware, the Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to be no less premium than the rest of the range. It could run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor that is clocked at 2.84GHz. In retrospect, it would be good to remember that the European variant of the Galaxy S10 device was launched with Samsung Exynos 9820 octa-core processor. If this rumour about the Lite version is true, it means that Samsung would launch the phone with only a Snapdragon processor instead of sticking to its own chipsets in the Asian and European markets.
The processor is rumoured to work with a generous 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The latter is expected to be expandable by up to 1TB. The original Galaxy S10, on the other hand, came in two variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB internal storage.
In the optics department, the Galaxy S10 Lite has been leaked to show a triple rear camera setup. According to reports, it would house a 48MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The technology used by Samsung w0uld be marketed as tOIS which stands for tilt-OIS. It allows the lens in front of the camera sensor to tilt a few degrees in different directions to offset the hand movements of the user. To support the primary lens, there is likely to be a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies and video calling, the phone is rumoured to sport a 32MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, launched with a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera setup and a 10MP selfie snapper that can record 4K videos at 30fps. It will be interesting to see how the two devices compare in terms of camera performance.
Software and battery
This upcoming device is likely to arrive with the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box. It is also expected to house a beefy 4,500mAh battery which allegedly won’t affect its thickness, with support Super Fast Charging 2.0 with up to 45W charging speeds. It wil also offer a USB Type-C port and as there’s no word on its wireless charging capability yet, one can expect the Galaxy S10 Lite to launch without this feature. Cutting back on this feature can lead to a reduced price of the phone in the market. In retrospect, we would do well to remember that the Galaxy S10 was launched with a 3,400mAh battery unit with support for wireless charging.
Price and availability
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S10 Lite is likely to be cheaper than the rest of the models in this range. It is rumoured to launch with a price tag of €679.99 (~Rs 53,700) in Southern Europe. The other models in the Galaxy S10 series are priced higher. The Galaxy S10 itself costs Rs 60,900 in the Indian market for its base variant while the 512GB variant costs Rs 76,900. The Galaxy S10e, on the other hand, costs Rs 63,990 for 256GB storage variant. The most premium device in the range is the Galaxy S10 Plus which costs Rs 69,900 for the smallest variant and goes up to Rs 1,13,900 for the 12GB RAM + 1TB internal storage variant.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to launch in three colour variants – Black, White and Blue. Today, a fresh report suggested that the phone could make an appearance at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020 which is scheduled to take place between January 7th and 10th in Las Vegas. It could be showcased alongside the Galaxy Note 10 Lite that has also been leaked extensively ahead of its launch. There is no definite word on the device’s India launch yet, but we’ll keep you updated with every new information that surfaces.