Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite benchmark lends credence to state-of-the-art specs

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite benchmark lends credence to state-of-the-art specs
Apparently, the Galaxy S10e is not "Lite" enough

While Samsung seems to have entirely given up on its relatively popular line of rugged Galaxy S Active handsets (at least in name), rumors of new Galaxy Note and S-series variants continue to heat up. Although the company has already expanded both high-end smartphone families this year to include two main Note models and three S10 versions (not counting 5G-enabled configurations), it looks like additional Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite derivations might also be in the pipeline.

That wouldn't be an all-time premiere, as Samsung released a Galaxy S Light Luxury, also known as S8 Lite, exclusively in China last year, but it's hard to understand why anyone would need a Galaxy S10 Lite when we already have the Galaxy S10e. Still, a (not so) mysterious device carrying model number SM-G770F continues to make the rounds, undoubtedly being related to the "regular" S10 (aka SM-G973F) and S10e (SM-G970F).

Even though there's also a chance this thing will end up going official sometime next year as the Galaxy S11 Lite, the safe bet appears to be on an S10 Lite label and a commercial launch over the next couple of months. Following a report claiming to reveal the unreleased phone's key specifications not long ago, the SM-G770F is today benchmarked to "confirm" a few of those specs and features.

An absolute powerhouse with Android 10

If the new information listed in the Geekbench Browser database proves accurate, you may have a hard time understanding what's "Lite" about this handset. That's because, just as recently speculated, the Galaxy S10 Lite seems set to share a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor with the US variants of the S10, S10e, S10+, and even the newer Note 10 and Note 10+.

Not only that, but the SM-G770F is also listed as packing a whopping 8 gigs of memory. Granted, the Note 10 Plus comes with an even higher RAM count, but the rest of Samsung's 2019 high-enders do not and the Galaxy S10e even starts at 6GB memory in its 128GB storage configuration. Unfortunately, apart from revealing these two juicy tidbits of information, this pre-launch benchmark only uncovers the use of Android 10 software in the testing stage already, which is certainly great albeit fairly predictable news.

That leaves us wondering what Samsung might be preparing for this somewhat puzzling Galaxy S10 Lite in terms of things like screen size and resolution, biometric recognition technology, battery capacity, and camera capabilities. It's also important to keep in mind these Geekbench listings are almost too easy to fake, although seeing as how today's details line up with previous gossip, that's unlikely to be the case here.

Where exactly is Samsung going with this confusing product portfolio?

Hardware diversity is one of the main things that makes the Android ecosystem so great for so many people around the world, but Samsung might be going a little overboard here by throwing too many similar things against the wall. Rumor has it the Galaxy S10 Lite could greatly resemble another somewhat confusing device that's not official yet.

Namely, the "mid-range" Galaxy A91, which itself sounds pretty similar to the existing Galaxy A90 5G, most likely ditching the advanced 5G support while adopting a mind-boggling quad rear-facing camera system with 108MP (!!!), 16MP, 12MP, and 3D Time-of-Flight sensors. There's also the Note 10 Lite that can best be described as a big question mark in terms of specs and features right now, but that's likely to further muddy the waters for folks interested in getting some of Samsung's most advanced technologies and best designs at the lowest possible price.

Speaking of price, if the S10 Lite is to ever come to the US (which is far from guaranteed), you probably shouldn't hold your breath for a sub-$700 tag, what with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8 gigs of RAM in tow.



1. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

This is midrange CPU. Numbers are not much different from old SD810.

2. matistight

Posts: 1052; Member since: May 13, 2009

The chipset shows that it is an SD855, but those numbers are super low like you said. Maybe they will super throttle for battery life, or it’s really really early in production

3. hpspectrex360

Posts: 61; Member since: May 10, 2017

The numbers aren't low, it's just that Geekbench was updated for newer devices and adjusted the scores accordingly. Other flagships get similar scores too

6. PartTimePhoner

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 03, 2019

The "Lite" part is for fighting against the Chinese OEMs. Like, Xiaomi has Mi9 and its a lot cheaper (like 200 bucks) than the S10. Whats the catch? Mi 9 lacls water resistance, has 1080p 400ppi display instead of the 1440p 550ppi s10 has, lacks OIS and 4K front camera video, doesnt have stereo speakers etc. But people be blindly going "this got SD855 and this got SD855 but first is cheaper it must be better" like no man you are losing lots of features. This one is probably just for the "cheap flagship with lots of featyres and specifications trimmed" war

7. rkoforever90

Posts: 487; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

It's to compete against iPhone 11. Samsung is caught pants down when Apple start to sell flagship for 700$. For the holiday season they definitely need a phone 600$-700$ range

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