Soon after the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ last year, it emerged that Samsung was working on a Lite version of the flagship. The tech giant has now gone official with the Galaxy Note 10 Lite alongside the Galaxy S10 Lite. The smartphone is designed as a cheaper variant of the Galaxy Note series. Even though the company is yet to announce the price, we expect it to be cheaper than the latest Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is powered by an Exynos 9810 processor which is the same chip used by the Galaxy Note 9 launched in 2018. This is a far cry from the Snapdragon855Soc crammed inside the Galaxy S10 Lite. Despite being an old SoC, he Exynos 9810 is still a powerful one that can compete with the top flagship SoCs around.
In other aspects, the device sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display, slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 10+’s 6.8-inch QHD+ display. The Note 10 Lite is available in 6GB/8GB RAM options and 128GB storage which is expandable up to 1TB via microSD card.
For photography, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite features a triple camera setup. The primary 12-megapixel rear sensor is from the Galaxy Note 8 so it doesn’t have variable aperture while the 12-megapixel telephoto f/2.4 2x optical zoom sensor is from the Galaxy Note 9. It does have the same 16-megapixel f/2.2 super wide-angle camera like the Galaxy Note 10/10+, though. At the front, the device packs a 32-megapixel f/2.2 sensor.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite equally comes equipped with an S-Pen which the Galaxy Note series is known for. While its S Pen does have Bluetooth Low-Energy support, it doesn’t have a 6-axis sensor, so you can’t do any of the cool gestures that you can with the Galaxy Note 10/10+’s S Pen. But Samsung did add the Text Export feature which allows users to transfer handwritten notes into text for quick sharing.
As for the interface, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite runs on Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box. It also has features like Bixby, Samsung Pay, AR Emoji, and facial recognition. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display as well. Keeping the lights on is a massive 4500mAh battery which is even bigger than the Galaxy Note 10+’s 4,300mAh battery. The battery supports 25W super-fast wired charging.
The device comes in Aura Black, Aura Glow and Aura Red colours. It is expected to be available later this month. The pricing is also expected to be announced at a later date.