The buildup to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 starting January 7 at Las Vegas is getting stronger by the day with just little over a week left for the event. While some point to the participation by Apple for the first time as the highlight, there are other predictions as well. One of them relates to reports in the media in South Korea that Samsung expects to showcase its two budget phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite.
Sounds Logical for Samsung to Use the CES
It has not been lost on many observers that the CES has not seen mobile phones being launched in the past and this is the first year. The timing of the event means Samsung has to either advance the launch of its Galaxy S series flagships, which it releases in February or find other products. The South Korean company has chosen the latter path. Previous reports had indicated that these two toned-down Lite phones will be out before the end of this year itself. From these perspectives, it appears quite the right thing for the company to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Galaxy S10 Lite at the CES2020.
Not Exactly Low on Specifications
It has already been explained that Samsung chose to include the ‘Lite’ version of its flagships in its portfolio to match Apple’s iPhone XR and iPhone 11. The moment ‘Lite’ suffix is added, the impression is the specs are lowered from the main flagships. In these two devices, however, Samsung has bumped the battery sizes to 4,500mAh as per reports received so far. The rumors suggest that both the phones will have identical batteries. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has a 4,300mAh battery, while the one in the Galaxy S10+ is 4,100mAh. The assumption is that both the Lite phones will be supported by the 45W fast charging for the batteries as well.
There have been rumors about what the pricing would be of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and the Galaxy S10 Lite. One report had said the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be €679 (roughly $750). You can expect the same levels of the price being maintained for both the devices. The phones are likely to be launched in Europe first though some claim it could be in India.
It has to be added here that any of the above information has hardly been officially confirmed by Samsung so far.