After months of speculation and anticipation, Samsung has finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Samsung S10 Lite. Leaks and renders have been surfacing on the web for the past few months and right before CES 2020, the South Korean tech giant drops this announcement. Let’s start with the similarities, both phones come with 6.7″ full HD+ Infinity-O displays(394 PPI), feature 4500mAh batteries that have 25W fast charging support and come with Android 10(just like the Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71) and One UI 2 baked in.
Samsung S10 Lite
Powering the Samsung S10 Lite is a 7nm octa-core CPU chipset(it is unknown which one)running at 2.8GHz, 2.4GHz and 1.7GHz with either 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage expandable via external microSD card.
When it comes to optics, the Samsung S10 Lite comes with a triple rear setup(rectangular corner camera bump) that includes a main 48MP shooter, 12MP ultra-wide(123 degrees FOV) lens and a 5MP macro shooter. For selfies, the Samsung S10 Lite comes with a 32MP front-facing punch-hole camera. You also get Samsung’s Super Steady OIS for the main shooter which makes the phone the first device to get this feature that will offer even better stabilization for action-focused photos and videos than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series and Samsung S10 series which were launched last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will come in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Blue colours.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Powering the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a 10nm octa-core CPU chipset(it is unknown which one- probably Exynos 9810) running at 2.7GHz, 2.7GHz, 1.7Ghz and 1.7GHz.
You get the same RAM and storage configuration as the S10 lite – either 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage expandable via external microSD card.
For cameras, there’s a triple rear setup that features a 12MP main shooter, 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. For selfies, you get a punch-hole 32MP selfie camera.
There’s also an S pen with Air command support.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will come in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura Red colours.
“The Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices have met consumer wants and demands around the world. These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry-leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services. The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite will introduce those distinct key premium features that make up a Galaxy S and Galaxy Note experience,” Mobile CEO DJ Koh said in a release tied to the news.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will start selling from Ksh 74,000(€649) while the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite will start selling from Ksh 68,000(€599).
Samsung adds that both devices will be on display at CES 2020 which starts this coming Sunday(January 7-10, 2020) in the Samsung booths located in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Hopefully, Samsung will launch them in Kenya in the coming months.