The Galaxy Note 10 Lite could be Samsung's new midrange colossus, as official photos appear online
News about the rumoured Galaxy Note 10 Lite is hotting up. We have already seen the device receiving Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications this month, and now Roland Quandt of WinFuture has spotted several marketing renders of the device. We cannot confirm the source of these marketing renders, but Quandt has a good track record with publishing leaks of this kind.
If true, then the Note 10 Lite will resemble a hybrid of the Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Smartphone Review: Still the best business smartphone?Galaxy Note 10 and our current expectations of the Galaxy S11 series. On the one hand, the Note 10 Lite has a flat screen like the Galaxy S10e, with comparably-sized bezels too. On the other hand, it has a single front-facing camera contained within a small hole-punch, like the Galaxy Note 10. Incidentally, these images all but confirm that the Note 10 Lite will have an OLED panel, as punch-holes in LCD panels are much larger than the one on display here.
Moving to the back, the Note 10 Lite has a camera assembly reminiscent of recent Galaxy S11 series renders. The assembly contains an LED flash and three cameras, which we suspect will be a primary sensor, a macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle sensor. We have no details on these sensors yet, though.
Elsewhere, there is the obligatory S-Pen, and what seems to be an aperture on the bottom edge of the frame for holstering it. There is another circular aperture on the bottom edge too, which could well be a headphone jack. The renders show the Note 10 Lite in three colours too, but we would not rule out there being more if the Galaxy S10 series and current Note 10 models are anything to go by.
While the renders confirm what the Note 10 Lite will look like, little is known about its internals, or its dimensions. There are rumours that the device will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, although do not be surprised to see an Exynos-powered SKU in some markets too. There have been Geekbench listings showing a Note 10 Lite equipped with an Exynos 9810 SoC and 6 GB of RAM, but there is no way to verify the authenticity of this information. Moreover, there has been talk of the device having a 6.5-inch display, but this is just speculation for the time being.
Finally, Quandt refers to the Note 10 Lite as arriving "at the end of this year". Again, we have seen no information that confirms this assertion, but it would make sense for the device to have a separate launch from the Galaxy S11 series. Hence, we expect that Samsung will unveil the Note 10 Lite before the end of Q1 2020.