Samsung has finally unveiled the smartphone that has been rumored in the last couple of months as Galaxy S8 Lite. As we told you a few hours earlier, the phone was launched with the name Galaxy S Light Luxury.
It looks like a Galaxy S8, but with slightly more modest specs. It has a Snapdragon 660 processor, which although it does not offer the same performance as the Snapdragon 835, is the best for mid-range smartphones. It also lacks the heart rate sensor, but I really do not know how many S8 users actually use it.
Anyway, the Galaxy S Light Luxury offers what we would have expected to see on a Galaxy S8 Lite. Basically it just got a more pompous name and that’s all. If you look at the URL of the official Samsung website, you will see it’s mentioned as “galaxy-s-lite”. So, I rest my case.
The phone comes with a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, FullHD + (2220 × 1080 pixels), 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and curved edges.
As mentioned above, it is equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU, but when it appeared on TENAA, there was also a 1.9GHz CPU version that could be the Exynos 7870. Galaxy S Light Luxury has 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot up to 256GB.
The main camera has a 16MP sensor and the selfie camera has an 8MP sensor, which seem to be the same cameras as the Galaxy S8.
The battery also has the same capacity of 3,000mAh and will be equipped with Android 8.0 Oreo, while the fingerprint sensor is in the same position as the normal Galaxy S8.
The phone is currently available in China in the Burgundy Red and Black Night at a price of 4,000 yuan, which is around $625 or €530. It looks like a smartphone to be placed between the Galaxy A8 series and the Galaxy S9 series.
Although it is released in China at the moment, it also has certification for the US market, so it is also likely to be launched globally. Perhaps even with the name of the “Galaxy S8 Lite”. But no official announcement has been made yet regarding this matter.