South Korean giant’s upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with model number SM-G770F/DS has appeared in the Wi-Fi Alliance certification website.
[Updated: Dec 2, 2019]
A week after Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance website, it has bagged the certification from India’s BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) agency as well. This confirms that this phone will certainly be launched in India and could be in the month of December, as per the rumors. Let’s wait and watch.
[Original: Nov 22, 2019]
The Wi-Fi page only confirmed the presence of Android 10 OS and support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. But the same phone had recently passed the FCC certification in the US which pretty confirmed that Samsung is actually working on this device. Until this point, Galaxy S10 Lite was just a rumored device, along with Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The moniker was clearly mentioned in an image found in one of the FCC documents.
Details from FCC
The filing revealed a few details of the phone including connectivity related information like LTE Cat. 14 download speeds, etc. The dimensions of the phone were seen to be 160mm x 75mm. The display diagonal is 170mm, which is about 6.7 inches. The overall diagonal measures 172mm. The device comes with EA-TA845 charger which supports 45W charging speed and was seen in the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
There are reports that in addition to Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite (SM-N770F/DS) and Galaxy A51 (SM-A515) will be released in India in the month of December. Smartphones usually get approval from Wi-Fi alliance four to six weeks before the official release. The appearance assures a release in December.
Samsung’s New Strategy?
Samsung has not launched any ‘Lite’ version of its flagship Galaxy ‘S’ and Galaxy ‘Note’ series and this is the first time. What’s interesting (and surprising) is that, with just a couple of months to go before the release of the next flagship Galaxy S11, Samsung is still planning to launch these ‘Lite’ devices. In 2019, the company has made changes in its strategy to take on the competition offered by Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus in the mid-range segments.
Samsung introduced a plethora of phones in the Galaxy-A series across all price variants which was indeed a massive hit! In addition to these, Samsung also experimented with the new ‘M’ series models this year and it has been pretty successful selling those phones as well. So this new strategy of releasing Lite variants of its flagship phones could be a new strategic change and might as well pay off. Let’s wait and watch.