Whether Samsung is preparing a Galaxy S10 Lite
or not and whether or not that thing will ever make its way stateside, there's no debating the appeal of the existing Galaxy S10e
. The 5.8-incher was released alongside the "regular" S10 and the jumbo-sized S10 Plus, sporting not only a smaller screen than its siblings but also no curves, as well as no fancy in-display fingerprint scanner, which may have actually been a blessing in disguise
Whichever of the two major networks you might prefer, you'll need to open an altogether new account or add a new line of service to an existing one while signing a monthly installment plan to save up to a whopping $750. Normally available for, well, $750, the handset now costs $5 a month for two years with Sprint pacts after monthly bill credits of $26.25 and $0 for 30 months with AT&T after a $150 Best Buy instant discount and $20 credits applied to your account every 30 days for two and a half years.
Naturally, this is the entry-level 128GB storage variant we're talking about here, which packs 6GB RAM in addition to Qualcomm's aforementioned state-of-the-art SoC, as well as a decent 3,100mAh battery and a dual rear-facing camera setup comprised of a 12MP primary shooter and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The Galaxy S10e also comes with a fast, reliable, and secure side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and yes, even a good old fashioned 3.5mm headphone jack.