In an effort to make their flagship phones more accessible to consumers, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite.
“The Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices have met consumer wants and demands around the world. These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry-leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite will introduce those distinct key premium features that make up a Galaxy S and Galaxy Note experience.”
Both devices have similar specs with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by a 7nm Octa-core processor while the Note10 Lite has a 10nm Octa-core processor. No word yet if these processors are Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos.
There’s also 128GB of storage with 6 or 8GB of RAM depending on region plus a microSD card slot for up to 1TB.
Both phones are running Android 10 with One UI 2.0 and have a 4,500 mAh battery (with Super Fast Charging support) compared to the 4,100 mAh in the S10+ and 4,300 mAh one in the Note10+.
As for cameras, the S10 Lite comes with a triple camera setup comprising of a 5MP Macro lens, 48MP Super Steady Wide-angle and 12MP Ultra Wide.
The Note10 Lite also has three cameras on the back but with a 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Dual Pixel Wide-Angle and 12MP Telephoto.
Each device comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition just like their flagship counterparts.
The Galaxy S10 Lite comes in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Blue colour options.
The Galaxy Note10 Lite comes with the latest S Pen and in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura Red.
Samsung Canada provided the following statement about the devices Canadian availability:
“Thank you for your interest in the Galaxy Note10 and S10 Lite. At this time, these device models are not available in Canada. We will provide more information as updates are made available.”
Samsung currently hasn’t announced where the devices will launch or how much they’ll cost.
More details are expected to be announced in the coming days with Samsung’s CES 2020 press conference happening on January 6th.