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Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite go official with Infinity-O displays, triple rear cameras

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has formally announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite.
  • The two new phones bring premium features from Samsung's flagship phones at a more accessible price point.
  • Both the phones feature a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Display and have a large 4,500mAh battery.

Samsung today officially unveiled (opens in new tab) the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, two new "affordable flagships" that pack several key premium features from the company's flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones.

The Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite both sport a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. They are quite similar in a few other areas as well. Both phones come with 6/8GB of RAM with 128GB internal storage and have a large 4,500mAh battery. Both phones also feature a 32MP selfie camera housed within the hole-punch cutout at the top of the display.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood, while the Note 10 Lite runs on a 10nm Exynos 9810 chipset. Both phones come with a triple-camera setup on the back, although the sensors are not identical. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a 48MP primary sensor with "Super Steady OIS", an ultra-wide 12MP camera, and a 5MP macro camera.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 12MP primary camera with Dual Pixel AF, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with OIS, and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS. One of its biggest selling points is, of course, the signature S Pen. The Note 10 Lite's S Pen comes with Bluetooth Low-Energy support, which means you can do things like navigate a presentation, take photos, control video content, and more with a simple click. When it comes to software, both the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite will ship with Android 10-based One UI 2.0 right out of the box.

Samsung says both the new phones will be on display at CES 2020 next week. However, the company hasn't revealed pricing and availability information yet.

Nirave Gondhia has been writing about the mobile industry for over a decade and began his career selling and fixing phones in the UK. He's used every flagship smartphone over the past five years and carries at least two phones at all times - currently, he's using the iPhone 11 Pro, [Samsung Galaxy Fold and Motorola RAZR. Say hi to him on Twitter at @nirave.

4 Comments
  • Why do these phones exist? There’s already a “cheaper” Note and a “cheaper” S10. Heck, the S11 will be out in a couple of months. No point in getting the S10 Lite at all.
  • I'm much more interested in these cheaper versions of the phones than the previous cheaper versions of the phones.
  • Samsung became too aggressive with their devices. It is hard to be loyal to them at this point: you buy a smartphone, they release another one, slightly different, in a couple of months. Their phones lose their uniqueness.
  • Looks impressive but unless Samsung takes a OnePlus approach with their software then I won't buy their phones.