Samsung hasn't slated a specific date for when the Lite devices will be released but they may come head-to-head with an upcoming crop of budget-centric Apple phones.
Both phones are created to be budget-friendly versions of the flagship devices, though Samsung has yet to tell us exactly how much the phones are going to cost. "These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services", Mobile CEO DJ Koh said in.
Samsung has not confirmed pricing nor when either of these devices will be available. While there's no mention of headphone jacks, it was heavily rumored that these phones both have one - we'll have to wait for more images before we can confirm. The phone will also have a 32MP front-facing camera. Both devices feature a large edge-to-edge Infinity-O display, a huge 4,500mAh battery as well as a triple-camera setup. It runs at a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (394ppi). Android 10 and One UI 2.0 come pre-installed with a whole host of other Samsung features like Bixby, AR Emoji, Samsung Pay and more. This is all accompanied by a 12-megapixel main camera complete with the usual optical image stabilization tech and dual- pixel autofocus technology.
What changes is the camera configuration, chipset and features. One major design difference between this model and the Galaxy S10 is that even though both models pack a punch-hole design, the Galaxy S10 Lite's is centrally placed and not right-aligned like it is on the other Galaxy S10 handsets. Though Samsung has not disclosed the details.
The front camera is 32MP here and again center-aligned, and there are 6GB or 8GB of RAM options, with 128GB internal storage to match the S10 Lite. There's a 48MP Super Steady wide-angle lens with OIS and f/2.0 aperture paired with 5MP macro lens and a 12MP f/2.0 ultra-wide sensor. The ultra-wide camera here is 12MP with an f/2.2 aperture (not the typical 16MP).
S Pen will last hours on a single charge, the firm says, and recharges by sliding back into the phone. The processors on the Lite devices are 64-bit Octa-core processors. It is likely the Exynos 9810 that we have seen on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 smartphones. Being a more affordable device, it can be configured with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and it has 128GB of storage which is also expandable via microSD.