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Exclusive: Galaxy Note 10 Lite is Samsung’s new affordable Galaxy Note

We previously reported that Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Note handset. This will likely be a model that’s more affordable compared to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. We have received some information about this device that we would like to pass along.

Samsung appears to have decided on a name for this device. We hear that the new affordable model is going to be called the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Since it carries the Galaxy Note 10 branding, Samsung could release it in the coming months.

Galaxy Note 10 Lite is what Samsung’s calling the SM-N770F

Samsung has already split the Galaxy Note series into two this year with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. There are some differences between the two models to justify the difference in price. That being said, many wouldn’t call the $949 Galaxy Note 10 affordable.

This is where a more affordable model comes in. Samsung has been developing one with the model number SM-N770F. We also know that it will be headed to Europe in at least two color options, black and red. We have now been told that this device is going to launch as the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

As for what will make it an affordable Galaxy Note remains a mystery for now. Just how much can the company take away from the device to bring down the price and yet not dilute the Galaxy Note brand significantly remains to be seen. It would also need to offer S Pen support otherwise the device will go against the ethos of this series.

It would make sense for this device not to be branded the Galaxy Note 10e. The Galaxy S10e shared most of its specs with the Galaxy S10. That may not be the case for this device. Details about the specs and features of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite are limited at this point in time. We expect to hear more as the development progresses. Do keep in mind that this is all speculative at this point.

Does the idea of a more affordable Galaxy Note handset excite you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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martindale
martindale

If they want a cheap Note then it would be better to follow Apple’s example and keep older models in production at reduced price. That way you don’t erode the perceived value of the brand, and you allow a way for “cheaper” customers to buy in. But making a whole new “Note Cheap” just kills the value of the brand.

dhuhtala
dhuhtala

The Note 10 already made some terrible compromise decisions…I can’t see how an even lower end model is going to work well. Samsung is destroying the reputation of the Note brand. Their attempts to make a “more affordable” model is laughable at the prices they’re coming in at. In Canada, they are charging a ridiculous exchange rate for some reason, so these prices are even higher than they should be. I’ve just given up on the whole Note line, even though I had a Note 8 and 9. The prices have hit ludicrous levels as they race to the bottom… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

After thinking about it the last couple of days, a better move is to drop the price of the Note 10 to $600 and equivalent in other currencies instead of bringing another unnecessary device to the market.
Well, unless is coming with headphone jack, a nice 6.7-6.8 flat screen and sensible price. In that case I might buy it.

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Lol what sad is tab3 lite was the biggest failure it would seem as the company that I work for still offers it as 10 year reward option thru a 3rd party

PJaya
PJaya

Flat screen or not, i don mind 1080p screen
And same 2 os upgrade

Gunter2
Gunter2

My sister in law is very interested in this. She has an S7 Edge, really wants to have a phone with an SPen as a convenient note taker for her small shoe business but doesn’t want to spend more than €600 – €700. This could be perfect for her. She doesn’t need a heavy duty processor.

Gregg1100
Gregg1100

What? Lighter than the already lite Note 10 +. The Note range was always the best Samsung phone in terms of specs and didn’t need to be watered down. The S range was a catchup to the Note, wnow on same level apart from SPen. Drop the price, stop the give aways, do away with +, max and pro. Just Note 10 or S10. Less versions of each phone could make it easier for Samsung to get updates out earlier. But even cutting range in half, Sammie would still be the last for upgrades. Crapple IOS, OnePlus Oxygen o/s- all… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

They’re already selling 500 million devices every year so I don’t think they need advice from us. I think they’re doing the right thing, trying to cover different market sectors. As far as updates are concerned, the fast majority of people who buy mobile devices don’t know, or if they do, don’t care about updates as long as the phone works. It’s only us tech geeks who care and there’s not that many of us. A billion devices are sold every year and look at the maximum number of views of even the most popular YouTube tech sites. It’s about… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“500 millions devices every year?!!”

Are you talking about 500 millions phones every year?!!! 🤔

Gunter2
Gunter2

No, in 2017 Samsung sold 322 million phones and in 2018 it was less at 300 million due to a general downturn, this year they’re thinking it will be 340 million. The 500 million includes other things like tablets, laptops, watches, anything that’s related to mobile. That’s why I said devices and not phones.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

293 millions in 2018 down from 316 millions in 2017 I believe.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, maybe. I was making a guess there, I knew it was lower. 👍

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, I was trying to remember exactly, though Wikipedia that has the official figures from Samsung quotes 321.2 million for 2017, but close enough anyway. 👍. That’s a huge chunk of the total 1.5 billion phones sold. Anyway we’ll see what happens with this Note10 lite. If it comes to Europe will definitely check it out. If it’s in the €500 bracket it might be ok, but even then people might do better with a Note9. It might need to be €400 to be attractive but I don’t think that’s going to be the price. But Samsung are a very… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

That’s why it needs to be a flat 6.8 inch screen (preferably clean with no hole punch) and with headphone jack at least because, where will it then fit between Note 10 and Note 9?
For me to even consider giving up my Note 9 it has to be like that. I’m ok with a lower processor. Sth equivalent to the one on the A50-A70 would do the job or equivalent to snapdragon 810-835 too.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Ah man, if you have a Note9 there’s no point in changing down to a mid range phone. That will be what the Note10 lite is. You’re taking a step backwards for no reason. The processor is ok but I’d wonder how it would handle the load coming from SPen functions and gaming if you do any. You’d probably have to pay extra on top of trading in the Note9 just to get a less powerful phone. Don’t forget Note9 will get One UI 2.0. I wouldn’t even go for the existing smaller Note10 over the Note9. Don’t do it!… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I get your point. I wouldn’t even trade in my Note 9 for the Note 10 plus as it’s now but I love big phones and though I’m fine with the curved display on my Note 9 I still prefer a flat big screen. If this Note lite came with a clean flat 6.8inch screen, headphone jack, same cameras quality even without a “premium” feel of glass back which I’m not really fond of anyway (I much prefer textured polycarbonate back, Note 4) I would probably buy it. Maybe not to replace my Note 9 as my primary device all… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

Put that way, it might suit your own needs, given a competitive price as you say.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yes, I’ve been considering getting the A70 to replace my Note 5 for a while but I haven’t made up my mind entirely just yet soooo this Note lite if coming with what I’d like to see could be the one though I’m not getting my hopes up.

Sjokosaus
Sjokosaus

Or you know Samsung, just drop the Note10 to 750 dollars, I bet it costs less than 400 dollars in parts and it would probably be cheaper than developing a new a model.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I noticed some deals have 300usd off in the USA this week. It was on PocketNow, not sure if it was Amazon or Best Buy. Worth checking out though.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Samsung is trying to counter the iPhone 11’s price cut/freeze, but this is too little, too late. The iPhone buzz is hot.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Not really…that’s the impression they try to give. The cheap iPhone will do well of course, and won’t affect the Note devices as they have a particular user base. Even for the cheaper iPhone 11, you could could possibly get a far better S10 or S10 plus at the same price. We’ll see how much money Apple have to pay Samsung Display for unsold screens early next year. I believe it was $684 million for last years iPhone X. Apple have a habit of lying. They lied about the popularity of the iPhone X in the first few months until… Read more »

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

I wasn’t talking about the impression Apple is trying to give. I’m talking about media buzz. The iPhone is hot right now. Sadly, it’s because it’s FINALLY gotten features we’ve been enjoying for years, but they look like an even better value because Apple improved the series a lot, while lowering or freezing prices. Samsung went with the old “$100 yearly price hike” strategy, which STILL provides a better value for features than any iPhone, but iSheep don’t see it that way. I’m with Sjokosaus: drop the prices on the current models. Let’s see how an iPhone 11 competes with… Read more »

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

Just make the spen compatible with all models..

I feel like samsung is punching to many different models out, maybe good for some i suppose

skezza64
skezza64

That’s why firmware is so slow coming out. Waiting for roll out of android 10.

Gunter2
Gunter2

A good idea but the problem with that is people won’t carry a separate stylus so all the phones would basically be Notes. Most people don’t want a stylus. They sell 70 to 80 million S devices vs. 10 to 15 million Notes. You can’t force an sPen on 80 million customers who don’t want it. Much better to keep them separate.

Amirboli
Amirboli

Sound good ….

marija
marija

100% flat screen maybe, as if it’s on the 10e? That would be great to see! Lower resolution and no on-screen fingerprint, I wouldn’t miss any just for a flat screen on a smaller Note in my hands!

jshare
jshare

Good suggestions. I also don’t care about a rounded screen, and I never use a fingerprint reader, so if those changes bring the price down another $150, that would be great.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I must admit I don’t either. I keep my Note10 plus unlocked with my Galaxy Watch and it stays unlocked at home so I don’t use it much except with Samsung Pay occasionally and even then I usually use the watch.