The Note 10+
has barely begun making waves through the discount circuit and even on Black Friday you can't get one for totally free with a new carrier line. Fret not, though, as a so-called Note 10 Lite
will be making a cameo soon, and it might very well be issued as an update to Samsung's upper midrange A series.
Codenamed internally as the SM-AN815F or SM-N770F, depending on whose leak you ask, it may indicate something that has never been done before by Samsung - an A-series/S Pen hybrid that will likely come at a much lower price point than the Note 10+, but still sport the signature Note line stylus in some shape or form.
The Note 10 Lite was spotted by Mysmartprice on Geekbench today, and we matched its latest score with the latest one from the 6.3" Galaxy Note 10
. While the exact screen size of the so-called 10 Lite/A81 has not leaked in a credible manner so far, these Geekbench scores divulge the rest of the specs.
As can be expected, the so-called Note 10 Lite has specs inferior to the Note 10
As you can see, instead of the latest Exynos 9825 that the Note 10 enjoys outside of the US market, the Ntoe 10 Lite is powered by the Note 9's Exynos 9810 processor, and has 6GB RAM instead of the 8GB amount in the Note 10.
The eventual Note 10 Lite, Galaxy A81, or whatever Samsung calls it, will have one undeniable advantage before the Note 10, though - it will come carrying Android 10, whereas the Note 10 will have to wait until early 2020 to get the latest Android goods.
Moreover, the S Pen for the Lite model has already been stamped for approval at the FCC
, so we keep our hopes up that this thing will make it to US carriers somehow.