It emerged in late 2019 that Samsung was going to launch another handset as part of the Galaxy S10 family. The company doesn’t do that normally, but Samsung’s argument was that this will enable more people to experience the features that some of its most expensive handsets offer.
So it launched the Galaxy S10 Lite. The handset came just before the Galaxy S11 so it wouldn’t cannibalize sales of the other Galaxy S10 models. It was positioned as an option for people who are looking to experience the best of what the flagship series offer but in a more attainable package.
Despite being part of the Galaxy S10 family, the Galaxy S10 Lite’s design instantly makes it stand out. The centered punch hole for the camera is a major difference compared to the Galaxy S10’s right-aligned punch hole. The rear camera setup is also positioned vertically and all of the physical buttons are located on the right side of the frame.
The build itself is not all that different from Samsung’s other smartphones. The metal and glass construction lends a premium look to the device. The body measures 75.6 x 162.5 x 8.1mm and weighs 186g. There’s a large 6.7-inch Infinity-O display on the front with an embedded fingerprint sensor. The USB Type-C port and speaker grille can be found on the bottom. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. MicroSD expansion is supported up to 1TB. The 6.7-inch Full HD+ display has 2400×1080 pixel resolution at 394ppi and is HDR10+ certified.
The specs also include a triple camera system at the back, a 4,500mAh battery with 25W super fast wired charging, AKG-tuned speakers and Samsung Pay with MST.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S10 Lite with a triple camera system on the back. The primary 48-megapixel f/2.0 camera features Super Steady OIS. When used in conjunction with the Super Steady mode, Super Steady OIS allows for increased stability in action-focused photos and videos.
The handset also features a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree field of view. The third and final camera is a 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro lens which will allow users to get really close to the subject without losing focus. A 32-megapixel f/2.2 camera is present on the front.
The Galaxy S10 Lite ships with Android 10 and One UI 2.0 out of the box. The clear advantage that this device has over the other Galaxy S10 models is that it’s going to be supported for major OS updates until Android 12. The Galaxy S10 series came with Android Pie and has already received Android as one of its two major OS updates.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy S10 Lite is offered in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Blue colors. It will be available for purchase in January 2020 with prices starting at 649 euro.
Downloads and Resources
You can follow our coverage of the Galaxy S10 Lite to stay on top of all the news about this device. Our firmware section has all the firmware that you’ll ever need for the Galaxy S10 Lite. SamMobile also provides free downloads of wallpapers and APKs. Our optional premium plans offer additional benefits like premium support, fast firmware downloads, ad-free browsing and more.