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[Poll Results!] Would you buy the Galaxy S Light Luxury (Galaxy S8 Lite) if launched globally?

The much rumored Galaxy S8 Lite was launched as the Galaxy S Light Luxury by Samsung yesterday. As expected, this handset has only been launched for customers in China but there is some interest from Samsung fans to see a wider release of this device.

The Galaxy S Light Luxury is basically a premium mid-range smartphone in a flagship’s body. It looks almost identical to the Galaxy S8 which isn’t a bad thing given that last year’s flagship won a lot of praise for its innovative design. It touts a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display.

Aside from its 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, the device also features IP68 water and dust resistance, 4G LTE, Samsung Pay, wireless charging and more. The main internal difference is that of the processor. This watered-down version of the Galaxy S8 ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The handset also features a 3,000mAh battery and ships with Oreo.

Samsung is going to charge ¥3999 for the Galaxy S Light Luxury in China which is around $625. That’s in the range of what Samsung is charging for some of its recent premium mid-range smartphones so one can argue that the device will likely see considerable sales should it be launched globally. It’s pertinent to mention here that there’s no confirmation as yet from the company concerning a global launch of this device.

If Samsung did launch the Galaxy S Light Luxury in your market, would be willing to purchase it? Answer in the poll below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Results: Perhaps unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the people who participated in this poll said that the handset doesn’t appeal to them. Some do feel that they might be interested in the device depending on the kind of incentives Samsung offers with it.

Would you buy the Galaxy S Light Luxury (Galaxy S8 Lite) if launched globally?
  • Not really, doesn't appeal to me at all 54%, 642 votes
    642 votes 54%
    642 votes - 54% of all votes
  • Will depend on the price and incentives offered 35%, 421 vote
    421 vote 35%
    421 vote - 35% of all votes
  • Definitely 10%, 124 votes
    124 votes 10%
    124 votes - 10% of all votes
Total Votes: 1187
22 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
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VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

This is a joke. The Galaxy S8/S8+ is a way better value for the money option for a similar/equal price.

alienmaan
alienmaan

Buy and then keep getting ignored for security and system upgrades

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

Why would you buy this with worse specs and higher price when you can buy the Galaxy S8 for just $470 dollars on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Galaxy-S8-SM-G950FD-Dual-Sim-FACTORY-UNLOCKED-Black-Gold-Gray-Blue/201909374302?epid=235391227&hash=item2f02bc8d5e:m:mxHf7iW6d6RMlsIIdZWrbuQ

stondec
stondec

I’m waiting for the Note 9. No phone without an S Pen appeals to me.

jelly bean
jelly bean

Ofc i would buy the S light luxury
Buy anything apart from iCraps as anything are above those overrated slab of defecate made out of potatoes.

Acorns
Acorns

Well the Chine are offering alot for the money, why buy these really?

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Been a mid-range Sammy user for years. Finally decided to purchase an S8+ and never going back to mid rage devices ever, ever, ever…

Sleepypandauk
Sleepypandauk

If it was sold in the UK for £300-£350 then yes, maybe even £400

Biransahin
Biransahin

“Premium mid-range smartphone” is a contradiction in terms. It’s either a mid-range smartphone or a premium smartphone. You could say it’s a better quality mid-range phone but it’s still a mid-range phone. But what’s the point if people can get a real premium phone like the S8 or S8 plus at a similar price right now?

Adil Ahnaf
Adil Ahnaf

I can’t see any reason to buy the phone while u can get everything better with the S8+ at a similiar price…

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Why? Samsung has too many handsets out there and they are struggling to get SW updates in time for them. Why add to the mix?

It’s not like it’s a special phone with amazing specs.

You can pick up an s8 which has more power at a lower price