03 January 2020
In the past few months, Samsung has widely been rumored to be working on Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite. Both these phones are said to be affordable variants of the respective flagship devices. It means Samsung will cut corners here and there to bring the cost down while trying to offer as many high-end features as possible. And now, a bunch of Galaxy Note 10 Lite real-life images have leaked that shows what the "lite" phablet looks like.
The first thing that you will notice is that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite sports a flat display as compared to curved displays on the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It is the first time Samsung will release a non-curved Note device since the Galaxy Note 5 launch but the move is understandable. It is well-known that curved displays are expensive and that's exactly what Samsung does not want with the "lite" version.
Turning to the back panel, it seems like Samsung has opted for the plastic back which is another cost-cutting measure. It features triple rear cameras and LED flash placed within a square-shaped module like the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Samsung is rumored to offer the same module on the next-gen Galaxy S flagships. The back panel has nothing else except for the Samsung branding. This suggests we might see an in-display fingerprint scanner on the phablet. Other images show the S Pen stylus that will come with the device as well as side views.
If we go by rumors so far, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will sport a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It will have the Exynos 9810 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The triple rear camera setup is said to include 12-megapixel sensors including a wide-angle and a telephoto sensor. There will be a 32-megapixel selfie camera housed within the notch.
The whole package is reported to be powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. It is said to run One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box. Samsung is speculated to announce Galaxy Note 10 Lite at CES 2020 where it has already confirmed keynote for January 6th.