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Galaxy S10 Lite surfaces in benchmark with 6GB RAM, unoptimized software

We knew it would be a matter of time before the first public benchmark listing would shine a light on some of the specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 line-up. It is the Galaxy S10 Lite that is the first to leave its traces in Geekbench.

Galaxy S10 Lite specs confirmed

In the database of the Geekbench benchmark test, the guys over at GalaxyClub spotted Samsung’s SM-G970U doing its rounds with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC. This is the US version of the cheapest Galaxy S10 model, and it runs Android 9 Pie. So far, nothing here is in any way surprising, though we are pleased to see the device packing 6GB RAM. This is a significant upgrade from last year’s 4GB in the basic Galaxy S9 variant.

Perhaps the biggest surprise here is the performance of the device. A single-core score of 1986 and a multi-core score of 6266 are nothing to write home about. The only relevant conclusion is that the tested device was running highly unoptimized software and hardware. The achieved scores, therefore, should not be taken as an early indication of the Galaxy S10’s performance.

samsung galaxy s10 lite specs

We expect the other S10-variants, possibly called the Galaxy S10 edge and the S10 Plus, to be equipped with the same processor. It remains to be seen if these devices, too, will have 6GB RAM, or if Samsung decides to put 8GB or more in its more expensive flagship models.

As far as the Galaxy S10 lite is concerned, we expect it to come with 128GB storage, a dual camera, and a fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the power-key. The device will have a 3100mAh battery that should at least make it last through a long working day.

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S10 in the days prior to this year’s Mobile World Congress, perhaps around February 20. The actual release will then follow in early March. A fourth S10 variant with 5G with likely be released later this year, on several US carriers, and in South Korea.

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gurmeet056
gurmeet056

This Samsung S Series is 10 years old. People have a lots of expectations from Samsung’s team that specializes with Samsung s10. I Hope, all model of s10 are equipped with 5g hardware, so when there is of 5g released in the world it can be powered by 5g through update.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

You know this won’t happen as the exynos chip is not 5g capable that was announced

simchester
simchester

I don’t think so.

Both SD855 and Exynos 9820 would need a 5G modem chip for the phone to have 5G.

gurmeet056
gurmeet056

Yes right

dagger1
dagger1

If they can’t offer a considerable battery improvement, will be very hard to convince S9 or even S8 users to upgrade. Is a flag ship that (actually) lasts a whole 24hs (without needing to halve functionality with battery saving modes) and fits comfortably in a pocket too much to ask from Samsung?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

The S10 lite is looking more and more a viable option and will cause me a head ache for next phone to pick up.

If the specs are right latest soc, 6gb ram, 128 internal, dual camera on the back, 5.8 qhd+ screen in a compact form factor around the same size of an iPhone 8.

Though that said bring on the S10 with 8gb ram, triple camera setup, FPS under screen and keeping the footprint of an s8 but having a 6.1 inch screen plus 3500mah battery

Biransahin
Biransahin

I’m thinking they’ll definitely put 8gb ram on the two premium models. They would probably need to do this to differentiate, in my opinion.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Hope so 😉

40tman
40tman

why s10 lite… lite sounds cheap… why not just call it S10, S10 Edge and S10 Max for the 3 models

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

It’s intentional but hopefully they don’t go for it.

Sebomeister
Sebomeister

They ditched the “Edge” naming scheme with Galaxy S8 and S8+, so it makes no sense to go back to that naming scheme.
The “Max” naming scheme just wouldn’t work because Apple has it for iPhones.

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

They can’t use the Edge to differentiate the S10s because they will embrace the curved screens besides the lite version. I cheapest version would have 6GB RAM and the middle two phones would have 8GB RAM while the exclusive version will be 10GB RAM. Also, I think the naming scheme would be S10, S10 Plus, S10 Plus Plus and S10 Plus 5G 😀😀

djcbs
djcbs

Because this is a crappier version of the S10, not a Compact one like Sony does. Everything in the Lite version is compromised in relation to the S10 hence the Lite name. All Samsung Lite phones have been worse versions of their namesakes.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Isn’t the sony compacts crappy version of a crappy phone?

If you are looking for a compact phone then the S10 lite will be the best option in 2019 and should be smaller than your s7

djcbs
djcbs

No. The Compact line (with some exceptions like the X Compact) are versions of the bigger phone with no compromises other than screen resolution (because the screen is smaller).The XZ2 Compact also lacked the wireless charging of the bigger model for God knows what reason and Sony paid in sales for their stupidity lol The S10 Lite will NOT be smaller. I’ve explained this dozens of times: the problem is the size of the SCREEN, not the phone. With a 5.8 screen your thumb will not comfortably reach neither the top nor the opposite top corner of the phone (left… Read more »

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

If you are keeping the.s7 then no need to complain about the fantastic new phone coming soon.

Really struggle to see how it’s hard to use the 5.8 inch screen with one hand. Not had a problem at all on my s8 and s9.

My hand is normal size and never had a single issue for usage or reach. Also don’t hear the same problem from other people

djcbs
djcbs

Two things: 1 – I just said WHY they’re calling it “Lite” instead of something else. The S10 Lite will NOT be “a fantastic new phone” by any stretch of the imagination. YOU might drool over anything, but let’s be objective. The Lite will NOT be a great phone. Not according to the existing leaks. 2 – You probably don’t need to use your phone with one hand enough during your day. Otherwise you’d realise that your thumb can NOT reach the top of the phone without gymnastics. I don’t have time nor patience to stop everything I’m doing just… Read more »