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The so-called Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite gets certified by the FCC

The "Galaxy S10 Lite" may look a lot like this. (Source: GSMArena)
The "Galaxy S10 Lite" may look a lot like this. (Source: GSMArena)
A new Samsung device with the model number SM-G770F has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This identifier has been linked to the "Galaxy S10 Lite" since the first rumor about this putative phone ever started. Its new certification confirms its apparently paradoxical 6.7-inch display.

The SM-G770F is now an FCC-certified device. This new Samsung product is rumored to join the S series of phones under the name Galaxy S10 Lite. However, with leaked specs such as 8GB of RAM, a 6.7-inch display and triple rear cameras with a 48MP sensor, it is hard to see why it should have such a name, especially considering the fact that the S10e also exists. Then again, its new official registration may shed new light on this upcoming model and why it is even being released.

The inadvertent unveiling of the S10 "Lite's" model number is a major clue as to how it might really fit into its flagship series. SM-G770 is a similar number associated with the S10 5G, a top-end variant with a higher camera count than its 4G-only counterparts (not to mention the addition of TOF sensors) - and a 6.7-inch screen. The new FCC listing confirms that the SM-G770F has the same display size, and, furthermore, does not have 5G.

Therefore, it appears that this phone is in fact a second version of the S10 5G, just without that one premium feature. This possible variation could bring the new product's price down to about the level of a 'normal' S10, and just in time for the holidays too. On the other hand, the FCC has not recorded data on any further SM-G770F specs that could help confirm this theory.

In addition, it is not clear if it could be applied to the similarly-anticipated "Galaxy Note 10 Lite", especially as the 5G variants of this phablet series are really just alternative versions of the 4G models, just with 12GB of RAM in the non-Plus version.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11-21 (Update: 2019-11-22)