After several weeks of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally and officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite as well as the Note 10 Lite. The announcement comes ahead of the much anticipated CES 2020. Both phones are budget versions of Samsung’s 2019 flagships, and the company promises to bring premium features from the higher-end models down to much more affordable prices. Samsung hasn’t mentioned what those prices will be just yet, but we’ll have to take their word for it.
Both new Lite models feature 6.7 Inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays at a sweet 2400 x 1080 resolution, center-mounted hole-punch front-facing cameras, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and 4,500mAh batteries.
The Galaxy S10 Lite features a Snapdragon 855 processor, while the Galaxy Note 10 Lite offers Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset. The rear camera systems both offer triple-lens setups, but they are also completely different on the two phones.
In terms of camera specs, the S10 Lite offers a 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro lens, a 48-megapixel F2.0 wide-angle lens featuring “Super Steady OIS,” a feature that the Note 10 Lite doesn’t offer; and a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide featuring a 123-degree angle lens.
Note 10 Lite
The Note 10 Lite on the other hand has an entirely different configuration. It includes a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide; a 12-megapixel f/1.7 wide-angle lens with dual-pixel technology and OIS; and a 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens (also with OIS).
The main differentiator, obviously, is the S Pen on the Note 10 Lite, which isn’t included with the S10 Lite. The S Pen features the same Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support introduced with the Note 9 in 2018, allowing it to be used to control the phone.
There’s no word yet on the prices or release dates for the S10 Lite or Note 10 Lite or the markets where they’ll be sold.
LG Velvet Phone Fully Revealed In New Video
LG has announced a smartphone that embodies a new philosophy for the brand. The first thing that has been changed is the naming scheme. Instead of using alphanumerical designations, the company has moved towards familiar and expressive names. Hence, the new phone is called LG Velvet.
LG Velvet is also different in terms of design, with clean lines, symmetrically curved edges, and the “Raindrop” triple camera on the back.
Not everything has been revealed: we still don’t know all the official specs. But the video confirms a rumor that said the Velvet is a 5G phone with a mid-range Snapdragon 765 chipset, which should make it powerful enough for most users, and yet cheaper than the top flagships currently in the market.
Since the video shows the LG Velvet from all sides, we see that LG still hasn’t given up on the headphone jack – an increasingly rare feature on phones these days (but we’re glad it’s still there).
The video also shows that the Velvet will be available in four colors: white, black, green, and an orange/purple combo.
The LG Velvet will officially be launched on May 7.