Recent reports had revealed that Samsung was working on a watered-down version of the Galaxy S8 and it was then referred to as the Galaxy S8 Lite by the rumor mill. We reported yesterday that Samsung is going to announce this device as the Galaxy S Light Luxury today and that’s precisely what it has done. The handset bearing model number SM-G8750 has now been officially announced in China as the Galaxy S Light Luxury.
Galaxy S Light Luxury specs and price
The device looks much the same as the Galaxy S8 even though it doesn’t have comparable specs. It even has the 18.5:9 aspect ratio 5.8-inch Infinity Display albeit with FHD+ resolution. The handset features an 8-megapixel front and 16-megapixel rear camera with the fingerprint sensor placed alongside it at the back. The device doesn’t have a heart rate sensor, though.
It retains the IP68 water and dust resistance rating as well as the physical Bixby key since the voice assistant is onboard too. Additional features include 4G LTE support, Samsung Pay, wireless charging, iris scanning and facial recognition.
You won’t find the Snapdragon 835 under the hood, though. It’s powered by a less powerful chip – the Snapdragon 660 – with 4GB Of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also comes with a 3,000mAh battery and Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Galaxy S Light Luxury is going to cost ¥3999 which is equal to $625 at the prevailing exchange rate. Customers who buy one during the pre-order period which runs from today through June 1 will be able to get it for ¥3699 or $578 instead. It’s now available for purchase through JD.com, one of the leading online retailers in China.
Samsung has only launched this handset for customers in China and it appears highly unlikely that this device will be offered in other markets. The company is selling the Galaxy S Light Luxury in Burgundy Red and Midnight Black colors. The handset ships with AKG earphones in the box much like the Galaxy S8 does.