The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite variants are now Bluetooth-certified devices
The SM-G770 and SM-N770F have reportedly popped up on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (or Bluetooth SIG) database as of today (December 5, 2019). Interestingly, these possibly imminent new Samsung releases are overtly termed the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite respectively in their new regulatory documentation.
This new development, then, appears to confirm many weeks' worth of rumors that the 2 flagship series in question would gain new "Lite" variants. Furthermore, additional reports assert that the the SM-G770 is also now Wi-Fi Alliance, BIS (an Indian hardware authority) and FCC certified. They appear to coalesce the impression that the S10 Lite, at least, will be released very soon.
This putative event may help solve the growing mystery of why these 2 new devices bear their new marketing term. It distinctly implies that the specs with which the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is currently linked - which include 8GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 855 processor and a 6.7-inch display - are even now hurtling toward mid-tier status, in Samsung's eyes at least.
The Note 10 Lite's name, on the other hand, makes a slight bit more sense as it is rumored to rock Samsung's old flagship processor, the Exynos 9810. Then again, the release of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on T-Mobile increases the chances that both newer phones will ship with One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box.
In addition, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite are also purported to be the first devices to exhibit their OEM's next-generation form factors, which may determine how its 2020 phones look. Then again, this may put them in the same arena as the upcoming A-series, with which design choices such as rectangular main camera modules and curved rear glass panels are currently associated.
To this end, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite may have the same specs as the Galaxy A91 and Galaxy A81 respectively on their launch. Then again, the latter is also thought to have an S-Pen (obviously) and to exhibit a reassuring return to the 3.5mm jack for wired audio.
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