Early Galaxy Note 10 Lite renders corroborate square camera, S Pen support

Early Galaxy Note 10 Lite renders corroborate square camera, S Pen support
The Samsung Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11e, Galaxy S11+, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy A71, and Galaxy A51 all have one important thing in common – Steve Hemmerstoffer leaked them. Today, the very reliable and consistent tipster is back with an early look at the Galaxy A81, which looks set to be marketed as the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in some markets.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite retains the S Pen and adds a headphone jack 


These new renders, which corroborate a bunch of recently leaked information, showcase an all-new square camera module on the phone's rear panel. It's positioned in the top-left corner and resembles the Google Pixel 4's implementation more so than that of the premium Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. Only the primary sensor can be seen inside due to the digital lighting conditions, but reports suggest the final setup will consist of three cameras and an LED flash.

Exact camera specifications are yet to leak but rumors have mentioned the possibility of a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which, as shown by the images, will sit above the Infinity-O display inside a small, centered punch hole. The screen itself should measure in at around 6.7-inches and arrive paired with slim bezels, therefore resulting in dimensions of 163.9 x 76 x 8.6mm. For reference, the premium Galaxy Note 10+ measures in at 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm.

This phones physical package will be completed by a frame, presumably made out of aluminum, that's home to a USB-C port on the bottom. Additionally, a volume rocker and power button can be found on the right, a speaker is present on the bottom, and even the much-loved 3.5mm headphone jack has been included. Lastly, like any other Galaxy Note-branded phone, support for Samsung's S Pen stylus looks likely.

Despite the name, it'll be a Galaxy Note 9 on the inside


If reports are to be believed, Samsung is planning to reuse many of the Galaxy Note 9's internals inside the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy A81 as part of their mid-range positioning. The Exynos 9810 chipset will lead the list of components and be followed by a decent 6GB of RAM and 128GB of potentially expandable internal storage.

A battery in the region of 4,300mAh is currently expected to keep the lights on while the efficiency of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 straight out of the box should help extend the autonomy a little further. Because the Exynos 9810 doesn't support 5G networks, only 4G LTE compatibility will be on offer upon release.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy A81 announcement


Both variants of this smartphone should go official in the early months of 2020, potentially at MWC 2020 in late February. The Galaxy Note-branded version should be available to purchase in markets such as Europe and possibly the United States, while India and other markets will probably know the device as the Galaxy A81 due to the popularity of Samsung's mid-range series in the region.

Nothing about pricing has been confirmed yet but Samsung will likely price this device somewhere around €549 across Europe. The Galaxy A80 that it succeeds was originally launched at €669 but it included a costly rotating camera system that's been removed from the new model. Filling in the gap that'll be left behind by this model once discontinued will probably be the upcoming Galaxy A91/Galaxy S10 Lite. Specs-wise, it's essentially a non-5G version of the €749 Galaxy A90 5G, meaning a price point of around €649 makes sense for it.

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11 Comments

1. Mrmark

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Headphone and spen I might look to getting one

9. DBozz

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

With exynos chip inside, never make this decision... Its an utter s**t one

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'd trade in my Note 10+ for this in a heartbeat.

3. notfair

Posts: 766; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

ofc, everyone would. removing the jack for no f**king reason its stupid.

4. User123456789

Posts: 1165; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Samsung should have made midrange with pen years ago. Now LG needs to bring to V series.

5. Elvis358

Posts: 266; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

So this now looks like A91, A51, A71 and s11. Samsung 2020 phones will look alike!

6. rkoforever90

Posts: 477; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

4300mah battery head phone jack and flat display. I'm all in. Glad that I didn't waste my money on note 10 plus or worse note 10

7. chenski

Posts: 782; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

it's good they have cheaper phone with spen make it more affordable for the wide public

8. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

The Note 9 is flawless. Based on the 9 the 10Lite at around $500-$600 is very appealing with a stylus.

10. CEDEOTB

Posts: 462; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Note 9 Internals? So Note 9 Camera setup? Primary + Telephoto? They just would need to add a Ultrawide from the A series phones and it'll be up to par.

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

If its coming with headphone jack and flat screen (bonus 4300mAh battery), dear Samsung, SHUT UP and take my money...

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