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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is here to bring the S Pen to the masses

Samsung wanted to target customers who were thinking about moving to the Galaxy Note series for the first time. So it launched the Galaxy Note 10 in addition to the Galaxy Note 10+ last year. The latter was meant for the Note loyalists while the former was for those who were willing to take a chance on this series.

A few months after the launch, it became clear that a new Galaxy Note 10 variant was being developed. It’s called the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Samsung has officially announced it today. The handset is meant to bring down the cost of entry to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series even further.

Galaxy Note 10 Lite makes the S Pen more attainable

That’s probably one of the reasons why the Galaxy Note 10 Lite feels like a mashup of Samsung flagships launched over the past few years. That’s evident from the fact that it’s powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810 processor, the same chip found inside the Galaxy Note 9 which was released in 2018.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display, a hair smaller than the Galaxy Note 10+’s 6.8-inch QHD+ display. While the latter comes with 12GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will only be available in 6/8GB RAM options. It has 128GB of internal storage with support for external expansion up to 1TB using a microSD card.

Samsung also dug into its warehouse to put together the triple camera for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. 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 as the Galaxy Note 10/10+, though. Samsung has equipped the handset with a 32-megapixel f/2.2 front camera.

The S Pen is going to be what most people buy the Galaxy Note 10 Lite 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. That being said, Samsung has added the Text Export feature which will let users transfer handwritten notes into text for quick sharing.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes with Android 10 and 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. The generous 4,500mAh battery is even bigger than the Galaxy Note 10+’s 4,300mAh cell and supports 25W super fast wired charging.

Samsung has uniquely positioned the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. It will be interesting to see how customers respond to it. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be available later this month in Aura Black, Aura Glow and Aura Red colors. Pricing will be confirmed at a later date.

  • Model: SM-N770F
  • Dimensions: 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm
  • Display: 6.7" (170.1mm) Infinity-O Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP F1.7, 12MP Ultra-wide F2.2, 12MP Telephoto F2.4

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kingston1984
kingston1984

So it is a note 9 without a qhd display but with a 3 rd camera

fcaroll
fcaroll

To me, going traditional 18.5:9 QHD, given that price, may have been better than a FHD-hole display (as an example to keep it cheap), that PPI is way lower than the one of even a Galaxy S4 and the green/red subpixels are definitely visible at the top/bottom of white elements. I think a comparison with the Note9 would be interesting, personally i’d probably choose the old one, even though for sure there would be some software disadvantage compared to the newer generation

willyboy666
willyboy666

Yes a 3.5 jack on the note lite aame place as the note 8….check the pictures ( from the backside of the phone, on the right corner).

egoroff1987
egoroff1987

I don’t understand: is the display flat or curved?

gtone339
gtone339

Flat, not dual-curved.

PJaya
PJaya

Have MST for Samsung Pay?
Have 3.5 port?

willyboy666
willyboy666

3.5 port confirmed… check the official pictures it is on the same place as the note 8

cabbe86
cabbe86

Exynos 😥shame. Why not use same like s10lite snapdragon 855… sometimes I don’t know how shitsung thinks.. Very upset right. Now..

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Probably because the S Pen and flagship camera sensors increase the price tags. S10 Lite has Snapdragon 855 but midrange cameras and no S Pen.

Anas108
Anas108

There’s typo. Exynos 9810 was used by Note9, not Note8