11 November 2019
So many rumors came to make us believe there is one more Galaxy S10 variant in the works, but it was hard to pay attention to them since nothing substantial supported them. But now it appears, we have something stronger to hold on. The FCC listing shows there is indeed Galaxy S10 Lite in the making and it could launch soon, since Samsung has more iterations to offer in February 2020 already.
What makes everything clear is the fact that FCC itself is addressing the device with model number SM-G770F by its actual Galaxy S10 Lite marketing name. The FCC listing reveals some of the key details that you may not find anywhere else. It shows connectivity details that include LTE Cat.14 download speeds, 3xCA maximum, and no 4x4 MIMO. Interesting enough, the IMEI included in the filing is Galaxy R5 and according to Ting’s IMEI database, R5 was the rumored name of the Galaxy A91, which the earlier rumors claimed to launch as the Galaxy S10 Lite.
The display diagonal size mentioned by FCC is 170mm which comes out to be 6.69-inches approximately. One page also says the device supports the EA-TA845 charger, which is the 45W fast charger from the Galaxy Note 10+. There is one more key revelation from the FCC that the device has a microSD card slot.
No other information is included in the FCC, but expect to see the Galaxy S10 Lite powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48 + 12 + 5MP cameras, a 32MP front camera.
But the question remains, what makes the Galaxy S10 Lite, the “Lite” version when it has some flagship-level specs. The Galaxy S10e already holds a 5.8-inch flat display and a 6.7-inch display would be equivalent to the size of the Galaxy S10 5G. So it doesn’t seem to be “Lite” in terms of size, also Snapdragon 855 and 8GB of RAM do not justify to be an asset of a “Lite” version.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to go official next month.