The Galaxy A81 may be a rebranded Galaxy Note 10 Lite complete with S Pen
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy A81 might be the same phone
As pointed out by SamMobile, Samsung has four clear smartphone lineups which each use their own set of model numbers. Products branded under the Galaxy A and Galaxy Note monikers use SM-Axxxx and SM-Nxxxx codes respectively, while Galaxy S and Galaxy Fold devices are developed internally using the SM-Gxxxx and SM-Fxxxx model numbers.
The SM-ANxxxx format mentioned in the opening paragraph has never been seen before and may well be an entirely new series of products. The most logical explanation, however, is that it represents a range of devices that blends features from two existing lineups, the Galaxy A and Galaxy Note.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 are known internally as the SM-A715 and SM-A515. The upper-midrange Galaxy A91, on the other hand, is referred to as the SM-A915. Therefore, the Galaxy A81 should be called the SM-A815 but such a device isn’t being developed. Instead, Samsung appears to have replaced it with the mysterious SM-AN815F, suggesting it could be an S Pen-bearing Galaxy A81.
A Snapdragon 700-series processor paired with 128GB of storage
Little is known about the Galaxy Note 10 Lite/Galaxy A81 right now but some educated guesses can be made based on its expected positioning in the smartphone market. Specifically, consumers may find Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 730, although if Samsung waits long enough the upcoming Snapdragon 735 could be used instead.
A minimum RAM count of 8GB should accompany 128GB of base internal storage and Android 10 paired with One UI 2.0 straight out of the box. The original Galaxy A80 made use of a 6.7-inch AMOLED display so a similarly sized screen is to be expected on its successor. In a bid to unify its smartphone designs, though, Samsung may introduce some major changes.
Samsung Galaxy A81/Note 10 Lite announcement and availability
The latest information indicates Samsung is planning a December announcement for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy A81. The phones should be sold in Red, Black, and Aura Silver. As for pricing, nothing has been announced yet but the original Galaxy A80 retailed for €669 ($735) in Europe at launch.