Detailed Galaxy Note 10 Lite spec sheet includes some surprises

Detailed Galaxy Note 10 Lite spec sheet includes some surprises
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is gradually becoming one of Samsung’s most highly anticipated smartphones and, with around one month to go until it’s officially introduced, the phone’s official spec sheet has just leaked out.

A Galaxy Note 9 on the inside and a Note 10 on the outside

Corroborating previous rumors about the phone being a repackaged Galaxy Note 9 in many ways, the specifications listed include last year’s flagship Exynos 9810 chipset coupled with a decent 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 

This configuration should provide a pretty impressive level of performance and the storage count should be sufficient for most people. But if it isn’t, Samsung will reportedly support microSD cards of up 512GB, therefore enabling a maximum storage capacity of 640GB. 

Like the company’s most recent devices, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will apparently ship with Android 10 and One UI 2.0 straight out of the box. The software is paired with a massive 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging but no wireless charging, and a huge 6.7-inch Infinity-O display complete a centered punch hole.

The panel itself uses Samsung's favorite AMOLED technology and ditches the curved edges feature on the premium Galaxy Note 10 models in favor of flat ones. It also sports a Full-HD+ (2400 x 1080p) resolution and supports S Pen input via the included stylus which is understood to be identical to the Galaxy Note 10’s one. 

Other notable features include an in-screen fingerprint scanner, support for 4G LTE networks, and the much-loved 3.5mm headphone jack that Samsung previously removed from its flagship models.

The cameras are surprisingly better than expected 

Everything mentioned above is accompanied by an updated rear panel that appears to be carved out of plastic. It’s also home to a new square-shaped camera module that houses three sensors and an LED flash.

Early rumors suggested the phone would arrive equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera but, in actual fact, Samsung has chosen a higher-quality 12-megapixel primary sensor that offers an f/1.7 aperture and supports dual-pixel autofocus technology. 

This camera will be joined by another 12-megapixel sensor, although this time it’s paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens and supports an f/2.2 aperture. Completing the rear photographic experience was expected to be a 5-megapixel depth sensor. 

However, Samsung has chosen to minimize the difference between its Lite-branded model and flagships by fitting the phone with a 12-megapixel telephoto shooter which enables 2x optical zoom. On a separate note, it’s worth pointing out the phone also features a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

As for features, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is understood to support 4K video recording at 60fps. Additionally, and just like the Galaxy S9, a Super Slow Motion Mode is to be expected.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite announcement and price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is expected to go official in mid-January alongside the slightly more powerful Galaxy S10 Lite. Availability will initially be limited to India and nearby Asian markets, but it’s believed Western Europe will receive access to the phone by the end of the month.

One recent report claimed the phone would retail at €629 in some European markets and €619 in others. However, a rectification has been made and it’s now understood to cost €609 in some countries and €599 in others. 

This compares extremely favorably to the premium Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, which cost €949/€959 and €1199/€1209 respectively across the continent at launch. It also means the phone is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S10 Lite, which is expected to retail at €669/€679 across Europe.

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Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Display 6.7" 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 9810, Octa-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh



1. Ichimoku

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

600 euro? hm, pass.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Doesn't the Note 10 go on sale for roughy 600 euro? This should be like 400 euro considering it has the old 9810 They should have use the more efficient Exynos 980 or SD 765

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 204; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

That is what all Notes should be. Flat screen, large battery, SD Card and headphone jack.

3. sockergris

Posts: 58; Member since: May 13, 2017

So it's basically the pro version of the A71.

4. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Some sites say that both S10 lite and Note 10 lite will be unveiled at 27th of December.

5. Zrtsg

Posts: 40; Member since: May 09, 2019

That's sad. They are going to use the 12mp low end sensor again. I was hoping for 48mp one

8. Elvis358

Posts: 286; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Actually it opposite. 12mp camera will be better then 48mp one. Pixel count doesn't always mean better image quality!

10. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

Now it does when they combine pixels. 48mp generally gives you a 12mp shot and combines the pixels, making shots brighter in dark situations. Ultimately none of that matters if the image processing is shit or the processor is old

11. Zrtsg

Posts: 40; Member since: May 09, 2019

No the 12mp sensor is older and worse. All of the chinese phones replaced it with 48mp

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Yet the top phone cameras are still 12mp.

20. Zrtsg

Posts: 40; Member since: May 09, 2019

The top camera is 40mp imx 600

31. Carlitos

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 23, 2011


35. QuantumRazer

Posts: 215; Member since: Apr 27, 2019


22. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually that 12 mp f/1.7 main camera is better than the initially thought 48 mp camera. I believe that sensor is the same one that was used in Note 8.

28. Zrtsg

Posts: 40; Member since: May 09, 2019

No it's not. The 12mp is an entry level sensor

30. PartTimePhoner

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 03, 2019

12MP is the camera not the sensor

6. User123456789

Posts: 1348; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Why would anyone choose this over note 9?

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Flat display, wide-angle camera, bigger battery, faster charging

9. Methlab

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2019

All that this Note10 Lite is bringing over the Note9 is pretty good, but for me it doesn't justify the price difference with the Note9 which can be had brand new right now in my country for 400 Euros

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, I wouldn’t buy this phone either

26. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Note 9 won't get any further Android update besides security updates. Note 10 lite will get up to Android 12.

14. User123456789

Posts: 1348; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

25 and 26mm are already very wide. Weirdly nobody cared when LG G5 brought its 8mm, nor in 2017 too. Faster changing that is worse for battery, like PA wrote article once. Lower resilution screen.

23. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can disable fast charging and enable it again when needed.

13. miag5

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 21, 2019

So....almost $100 more than the iphone 11. And the chipset isn’t new.

16. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The iPhone 11 costs €809 in Europe, meaning this phone is €200 cheaper

17. Tipsy.trex

Posts: 27; Member since: May 17, 2016

-12mp sensor -no wireless charging So close

24. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

12 mp flagship sensor is bad ? It is the same one used in Note8.

33. izim1

Posts: 1617; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dont waste your time, these people believe more mp automatically means better, and no logic or reason is going to get through...

21. Methlab

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2019

The most I'd pay for this phone is 450 Euros

25. SaRPeR

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

That is the price of A71.

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