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Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is real. (All images via Samsung)
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is real. (All images via Samsung)
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones today. Both phones have similar FHD+ screens and run flagship-level SoCs. Both phones also sport triple-camera arrays, though the shooter setup differs between handsets.

We’ve been waiting for them for several months, and now they're here. Today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite, toned-down versions of Samsung’s 2019 flagships smartphones

The S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite cut down some of the high-end specifications of their big brothers but still look fairly premium on paper. Both Lite phones sport 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O FHD+ (2400x1080) displays with centered “hole-punch” 32 MP f/2.2 selfie cameras. Both phones can be configured with either 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and 4500 mAh batteries. 

The key differentiator between the devices lies in the SoC. The Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU (7nm, 8 cores [2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz]), while the Galaxy Note 10 Lite runs on Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 (10 nm, 8 cores [4 @ 2.7 GHz + 4 @ 1.7 GHz]). The rear camera setup is also different between the handsets. The S10 Lite is equipped with a 5 MP f/2.4 macro lens, 48 MP f/2.0 wide-angle lens (with OIS), and a 12 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens; the Note 10 Lite has a 12 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 12 MP f/1.7 wide-angle lens (with DPAF and OIS), and a 12 MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS.

Size-wise, the phones have similar footprints. The S10 Lite measures 75.6 x 162.5 x 8.1 mm, while the Note 10 Lite is a bit bigger at 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7 mm. The S10 Lite weighs 186 grams, and the Note Lite weighs 199 grams. 

Lastly, the Note 10 Lite comes with the Note line’s signature S Pen. The S Pen connects to the phone via Bluetooth Low-Energy and is compatible with the Air Command feature. The S10 Lite is not compatible with the S Pen. Both phones will run Android 10 out of the box, likely using Samsung’s One UI 2.0 skin. 

Samsung has yet to divulge pricing and availability. Considering these are marketed as consumer-friendly handsets compared to their flagship brothers, we can expect the price to be a fair bit lower than that of the Galaxy S10/S10+ or the Galaxy Note 10, respectively.

Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Glow
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Glow
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Glow
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Glow
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Black
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Black
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Black
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Black
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Red
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Red
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Red
Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Aura Red
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Black
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Black
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Black
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Black
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Blue
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism Blue
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism White
Galaxy S10 Lite in Prism White
 
 

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Sam Medley, 2020-01- 3 (Update: 2020-01- 3)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.