On January 3, Samsung announced two new smartphones- Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. These smartphones promise to bring the premium features of Samsung’s 2019 flagships with more affordable price points. The Galaxy Lite models will allow their users to experience high-end smartphone features, including the latest camera technology, an immersive display, long-lasting battery and the S Pen at an attainable price bracket.
The S10 Lite might seem to be a slightly confusing addition to the already jam-packed S10 series, ranging from a more affordable Galaxy S10e to the latest S10 5G.
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite aims at filling out the middle of Samsung’s lineup. And, apart from these Lite versions, the Korean electronics giant has also geared up to launch the Samsung 2020 flagship phone.
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite share a lot of similarities. Both the smartphones feature a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with thin bezels and a cutout for the selfie camera. The S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite smartphones are packed with a 4,500 mAh battery and are both available in 6GB and 8GB RAM options, with 128 GB of internal storage.
On the other hand, there are a bunch of differences between the two smartphones. An obvious difference is the presence of S Pen Stylus with the Note 10 Lite. Also, the Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is absent in the S10 Lite. Although the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite accommodate a triple-camera setup on its rear, they’re completely different. Also, both phones are powered by different processors.
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The differences between S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite.
Galaxy S10 Lite
The Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855 processor. You can experience next-level photography with the S10 Lite smartphone. It features a triple camera setup on its rear that houses a 5 MP F2.4 macro lens; a 48 MP F2.0 wide-angle sensor featuring Super Steady OIS; and a 12 MP F2.2 ultra-wide sensor.
The Super Steady OIS offers higher stability for action-based videos and photos. Also, the ultra-wide-angle sensor, featuring a 123-degree lens, like the human eye; offers you a crystal-clear focus to capture the details. Also, the Galaxy S10 Lite accommodates a 32-megapixel F2.2 selfie camera.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is available in Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue color options.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite stands on the extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of the processor. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 chipset, in contrast to the Qualcomm’s processor. This is an especially weird choice because the Exynos 9810 was used in the Galaxy Note 9, while the newer Snapdragon 855 was used in the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. So, the CPU in the Galaxy S10 Lite is actually more powerful than the one in the Note 10 Lite.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite allows users to enjoy the premium Note experience with the signature S Pen. The smartphone has Bluetooth low-energy(BLE) that allows you to take a picture, control a video, or navigate a presentation, just with a simple click of the S Pen. Also, with Air Command, you can access the signature S Pen features very quickly and easily.
The imaging capabilities of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite include a 12 MP F2.2 ultra-wide sensor; a 12 MP F1.7 wide-angle sensor with dual-pixel technology and OIS; and a 12 MP F2.4 telephoto sensor with OIS. Also, it houses a 32 MP F2.2 sensor for the capturing selfies.
It’s worth noting that Note 10 and Note 10 Plus does not have a headphone jack, but the Galaxy Note 10 Lite gets a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the other hand, while the Galaxy S10 lineup all had a headphone jack; the Galaxy S10 lite doesn’t have one. This seems to be a weird take on the headphone jack by Samsung.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red color options.
Let’s sum up
With the introduction of Lite variants of their flagship smartphones, Samsung has a golden opportunity to sell more of its already popular smartphones. Thus, diving deeper into the smartphone markets.
The exact price and launch dates of these Lite versions are yet to be announced, but we can expect them to be within more accessible price points. Therefore, users who are looking for a cheaper high-end phone can definitely consider waiting for one of these two latest smartphones from Samsung.