It’s been long rumored that Samsung is working on a watered down version of the Galaxy S8. The smartphone, rumored to be called Galaxy S8 Lite, is now said to be launching today in China.
The information comes courtesy of a media invite sent by Samsung for a launch event in Beijing today, ithome.com reports. What’s interesting though is that teaser hints at a rather interesting name for the upcoming smartphone. Instead of being called Galaxy S8 Lite, this new Samsung device could be called the Galaxy S Light Luxury. Quite a mouthful if we are being honest.
In the past few weeks, we have come across leaked renders giving us an idea on what the Galaxy S8 Lite aka Galaxy S Light Luxury will look like. In terms of design, the smartphone does look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S8. The front is dominated by an Infinity Display, and there is a fingerprint sensor at the back, and a physical Bixby button. Interestingly, the heart-rate monitor is missing in the renders we have seen so far.
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Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury expected specifications, features
Based on what we have come across so far, the Galaxy S Light Luxury will flaunt a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with FHD+ (2280×1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage.
For photography, there will be a 16-megapixel primary sensor at the back, and an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera up front. Backing the device will be a 3,000mAh battery, and on the software front, it is likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Buyers will be able to choose from black and red color options.