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Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) now official in China

Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Samsung China)
Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) (Source: Samsung China)
The rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite is now official in China as the S Light Luxury. Its highlights include a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with 2,220 x 1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone has no dual camera setup and can be pre-ordered for the equivalent of US$578.

The so-called "Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite" is now official in China, and it will apparently remain locally available as the Galaxy S Light Luxury. Obviously, it might reach other markets using a different name, but there is no official confirmation for this yet.

With a design similar to the Galaxy S8 flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury has the following highlights: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 5.8-inch Infinity Display with 2,220 x 1,080 pixels, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 8 MP selfie shooter, 16 MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 3,000 mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo.

In addition to the above, the Galaxy S Light also features a full array of authentication methods: fingerprint reader, facial recognition, as well as an iris scanner. To further sweeten the deal, Samsung also added IP68 water resistance, wireless charging, Samsung Pay support, and a dedicated Bixby button. 

The only two color choices available for the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury are Burgundy Red and Midnight Black. The handset will hit the Chinese market on June 1 for the equivalent of US$626, but it can be pre-ordered for around US$578 until then. Even this way, if you are looking for the best value within this price range, you're much better off with the OnePlus 6, but I am sure some might consider other choices. If you think there's a better deal around, let us know in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-21 (Update: 2018-05-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.