Samsung has been in the news for quite some time now as its expected to launch a lite variant of the Galaxy S8. A new smartphone by the South Korean giant has been officially unveiled in China and instead of Galaxy S8 Mini or Galaxy S8 Lite, as suggested by the rumors previously, the company is now calling it Galaxy S Light Luxury model. Turning to the specifications, the Galaxy S Light Luxury appears to be a trimmed down variant of the most popular Galaxy S8 smartphone. However, it still maintains the same design, including a Bixby button and a fingerprint scanner.
As spotted, the Galaxy S Light Luxury has been listed on the company’s China site, SamMobile. The key feature of the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury version is that it boasts of a display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. While it does not have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, it comes with the Snapdragon 660. The smartphone also had water resistance Samsung Pay, wireless charging, Face Unlock, and an iris scanner. Also, the Galaxy S Light Luxury runs on the Android Oreo.
Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury – Price and specifications:
The Galaxy S Light smartphone is available right now from Chinese online shopping site JD.com, priced at CNY 3,999, rounding off to roughly ₹42,700, arriving in color variants of both Black and Burgundy Red. Also, this can be pre-ordered until June 1st for CNY 3699 i.e. roughly ₹39,500.
More on the features of the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury states of an Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphones sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display. Then, it is powered by a quad-core processor clocked up to 2.2GHz, possibly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury comes with a rear camera with a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. Also, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel sensor at the front.
Talking fo9 storage, Coming to storage, the Galaxy S Light Luxury is equipped with 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, and USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack. The Samsung Galaxy S is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery. Also, the smartphone measures 148.9×68.1x8mm weighing around 150 grams.