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New Galaxy S10 Lite leak hints at flagship power, mid-range price (Update)

Update: It seems like Samsung's Galaxy S10 Lite manual has leaked online, confirming several details.

Published onDecember 20, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite according to Android Headlines.

Update, December 30 2019 (2:44AM ET): It looks like we’ve got another source for Galaxy S10 Lite details, purportedly via Samsung itself. A user manual obtained by SamMobile reveals a center-mounted punch-hole cutout, triple rear camera, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

Other details seen in the manual include all buttons on the right hand side, and NFC/MST for Samsung Pay. There’s no mention of a 3.5mm port though, so you’ll likely need to rely on Bluetooth or USB-C.

Original article, December 20 2019 (2:15AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, also rumored to be called the Galaxy A91, has revealed itself completely thanks to a fresh leak. Reliable source Roland Quandt of WinFuture, has outed almost all the specs of the phone, including its European pricing.

According to the leaked spec sheet, the Galaxy S10 Lite will feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. So the screen on the S10 Lite is actually bigger than the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. It’s just about the size of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus as well as the rumored Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

More cameras than the Galaxy S10e

Previously confirmed in renders, the new leak also notes that the Galaxy S10 Lite will have a centered punch hole. This houses the 32MP f/2.2 selfie camera.

We’d also previously heard about the sensors comprising the triple primary camera setup on the phone. The new spec leak confirms that the Galaxy S10 Lite will house a main 48MP f/2.0 sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 5MP f/2.4 macro camera.

What’s interesting though is a new image stabilization technique called tilt-OIS. According to the report, Samsung calls this tOIS. The feature was previously rumored to land on the Galaxy A90 5G but that never happened.

Tilt-OIS reportedly tilts the lens in front of the camera sensor by a few degrees in different directions to compensate for hand movements. This is in addition to the existing functionality of optical image stabilization.

The feature was also confirmed by known leakster OnLeaks in a recent tweet.

Seems like #GalaxyA91 nd #GalaxyS10Lite are in fact two different devices. Actually S10 Lite is very likely the yet unreleased SM-A905 I told you bout back in June nd which comes with 6.7″ FHD+ sAMOLED flat display, centered punch-hole, SD855, 48MP TiltOIS + 12MP Ultra Wide + 5MP
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) December 19, 2019

It’s good to see OIS make a comeback in Samsung’s mid-range phones, even though the Galaxy S10 Lite’s specs spill over to flagship territory.

Interestingly, OnLeaks claims that the Galaxy A91 and S10 Lite are actually two different device. He says that both are almost the same, except the rear camera configuration. The image you see in the tweet above is said to be that of the Galaxy S10 Lite.

Wider Snapdragon availability

Another interesting piece of information revealed by the new leak is the wider availability of Snapdragon SoC on the phone. Usually, Samsung restricts Snapdragon models of its phones to a handful of markets, including the United States. However, this time, the company reportedly does not want to use Exynos chips on the S10 Lite. The phone will apparently carry the Snapdragon 855 in Europe as well.

The chipset will be paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, expandable to 1TB using a microSD card.

Other specs

As per the leak, the Galaxy S10 Lite will house a 4,500mAh battery with USB-C assisted 45W fast charging. For software, the device will come with Android 10-based One UI 2.0.

The phone will be made available in Black, White, and Blue colorways.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite pricing

WinFuture reports that the Galaxy S10 Lite will be priced at €679.99 (~$754) in southern Europe. This price is higher than that of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite’s €629 (~$701), also reported by the same source. We believe the S10 Lite would cost lesser than the Note 10 Lite, so let’s not take this leaked pricing to heart just yet.

What do you think of the Galaxy S10 Lite so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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