Galaxy S8 Lite press renders reveal Burgundy Red & Black variants

Galaxy S8 Lite press renders reveal Burgundy Red & Black variants
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Lite has been revealed in new press renders. After leaking just a few days ago through FCC and TENAA listings, new press images shared via Weibo confirm the leaked smartphone’s design and also reveal two launch color variants.

As can be seen in the images, the design remains nearly identical to that of the regular Galaxy S8. This means an Infinity display with curved edges will adorn the front glass panel, while the rear will continue with the glass build. Also, sandwiched between the panels is an aluminum frame, which once again features a dedicated Bixby button. Looking at the back of the smartphone, a single camera lens is featured, although the resolution is said to be 16-megapixels instead of 12, with this being accompanied by an LED flash. In addition, and a clear signal that the company is recycling the design, the controversial rear fingerprint sensor placement will be making a return. However, indicating that the smartphone is a mid-range offering, Samsung has chosen to remove the rear heart rate sensor.

Looking at the internal hardware side of things, recent information claims the revamped Galaxy S8 variant will include Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660. This will be coupled with both 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, although this should be expandable via microSD. The device is expected to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box, while a 3,000mAh battery will make a return. In a bid to cut costs, however, the display will feature a lower 2220x1080p resolution.

On a pricing and release note, Samsung is yet to confirm the device’s existence. But information currently points towards a May 21 launch in China. In any case, the leaked renders confirm that both Black and Burgundy Red variants are in the works. While in terms of pricing, Samsung will most likely market the device around the $450 mark.


source: Weibo (translated) via: Slashleaks

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13 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It would be a nice phone if it was smaller than the S8, but I suspect it will share the same external casing with the S8...and I don't see the point of this over the A-series.

3. civicsr2cool

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

I agree, a 5" s8 would be amazing.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I assume the Galaxy S8 Lite will fill the pricing gap between the Galaxy A6 series and the Galaxy A8.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Cough* snapdragon 660 *cough

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Cough* LITE VERSION *cough....you know, as in a mid range S8...

11. Xtraflossy

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 13, 2018

probably has better battery life then the S8 too

10. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Call it Samsung’s approach to the SE standard set by Apple: Get rid of old inventory and parts by adding refreshed internals. Only in the case of Samsung, they’ve taken Apple’s idea and turned it completely inside out: The SE gave you updated specs (for its time) in parts that were collecting dust on the shelves (iPhone 5s). Samsung finds late-model flagship hardware, polishes it, and tells you to treat it like such although the internals are midrange. I think it could work...

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

why not a s9 lite?

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's probably in a bid to ensure the GS9 line is seen as a premium series

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why dafuq Samsung makes 100s of phones? Why don’t they just keep it simple? Less phones equals to faster updates and less mess.

8. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Come one Samsung, how many phones do you need to release. The A series is essentially the same phone.

12. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Two years ago, Samsung's lineup just got streamlined from their cluttered lineup a few yesrs before. Now, two years later, it's again a cluttered lineup...

13. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

It's a cluttered market, now. "Throttling" is an actual thing, and there's a such thing as brands not being trusted with your info (*cough*huawei*cough*). Think about it this way, when Nike release a new Air Jordan shoe, don't they always make a cheaper shoe that looks kinda like it? Don't the people who buy that cheap shoe eventually buy the premium; more expensive shoe when they get a little extra money? When you buy into the culture, you also buy into the idea of what's best and aim for the next level.

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