It’s Official: Samsung Launches the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

It seems like Samsung is going to end the first month of 2020 on a great note. The premiere company behind the Galaxy series of mobile phones recently released trimmed-down versions of their flagship S10 and Note 10 models in select markets around the world.

If you’re a fan of Samsung’s Android phones or if you’re looking for a smartphone that’s both high-quality and affordable, then here’s everything you need to know about these phones, including their specs, price tags, and release dates.

The Galaxy S10 Lite

The S10 Lite is very similar in concept to the earlier “lite” versions of other Samsung phones. It’s a more affordable version of the Galaxy S10 but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s watered down. In fact, the S10 Lite has a few aces up its sleeve that makes it better than its bigger brother.

First, the S10 Lite uses more plastic parts for its casing than the S10. It’s going to feel a little bit less impressive when you first hold it in your hands, but the shell is where the cost-cutting ends. The S10 Lite has the same Snapdragon 855 processor that the S10 does. It only has a minor difference in RAM at 6GB instead of 8GB on base models.

The S10 Lite also has higher-megapixel cameras than the S10, a slightly bigger screen and a longer-lasting 4,500mAh battery versus the S10’s 3,400mAh. Other than these, the S10 Lite’s specs are completely identical to a base S10 without any storage differences.

This new model was recently released in India on January 23, 2020, with no news of a US release date as of yet. However, it’s speculated to be available by the end of the month at an approximate $750 price point.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite

The Note 10 Lite follows the same boat as the S10 Lite. It’s a more affordable version of the Note 10 that doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of performance, though the differences are more significant than the S10 and S10 Lite00.

The Note 10 Lite aims to provide all of the key features that make the Note 10 such a premium item. It has the same edge-to-edge touch screen design as well as a longer-lasting battery so you can enjoy using it for longer. It also comes with an S Pen, a 32MP front camera, and a headphone jack. 

Samsung made some significant downgrades to the Note 10 Lite, however. It’s equipped with the outdated Exynos 9810 chipset, 6GB RAM and a lower quality rear camera.

Unfortunately, the Note 10 Lite will not be available in the US. It’s geared more towards the Asian market and is now available in India for an estimated $500 USD, so you may have to order one from abroad.

Need some extra money to afford these new phones once they hit the stores? You might want to consider selling your laptop online for some extra cash.