Seems Samsung couldn’t wait a few more days for CES to arrive. The hardware giant this morning just announced the launch“Lite” versions of its popular handsets, designed to bring key features from the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, without breaking the bank.
The devices are a clear response to a sea change in consumer demand over the last several years. While Samsung has long offered mid-range devices, the additions of the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 are an appeal to users looking for something in the flagship ballpark. While Samsung has yet to offer specifics on pricing, one images they’ll fall somewhere between its mid-range A series and the $1,000+ cost of the high end products.
Notable, both devices appear to feature actually the same display, a 6.7 Full HD+ plus at 394 PPI, with a hole punch “Infinity-O” camera up top. Aside from some fairly minor spec differences, the Note’s S Pen appears to be the primary distinction between the products.
“The Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices have met consumer wants and demands around the world. These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services,” Mobile CEO DJ Koh said in. A release tied to the news. “The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite will introduce those distinct key premium features that make up a Galaxy S and Galaxy Note experience.”