It seems Samsung can’t stop making Galaxy Note phones. After years of the Galaxy Note being a singleton, Samsung added the Galaxy Note 10 Plus to the Galaxy Note 10 range. Now, it looks like 2020 will see one more Galaxy Note 10 model — the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. According to the latest rumors and leaks, this pared-down version of Samsung’s stylus-equipped phablet will come with a headphone jack and the trendy squared camera module.
We first heard about the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in October 2019 in a tease confirming its existence and eventual release alongside a revamped Galaxy S10 Lite. Today, leaked imagery from WinFuture and leaker Roland Quandt shows us what the Galaxy Note 10 Lite might look like. If the images are accurate, we can expect the front of the Note 10 Lite to look an awful lot like the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, with a central punch-hole selfie camera. The bezels are a little thicker than on the Note 10, and WinFuture says that’s because the Note 10 Lite will have flatter display than its stablemates.
There are stronger differences around the back. The camera module has been changed to a rectangle, emulating the squared camera module trend we’re expecting to dominate in 2020. There are still three camera lenses in the new shape though, with the main lens being “at least” 48-megapixels. It will likely joined by wide-angle and zoom lenses. There’s no fingerprint sensor, which implies Samsung will use an in-display fingerprint sensor. It will likely be an ultrasonic scanner, but that would probably be dependent on the Note 10 Lite’s price.
Judging by the imagery of the rear of the device’s case, there will be a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the device, on the opposite end from the S Pen’s enclosure. The standard Note 10 rnage ditched the headphone jack, so its inclusion will be a salve to wired headphone lovers. The leaked imagery shows the Note 10 Lite in black, red, and the stunning aura glow variants. It’s expected the Note 10 Lite will include the Snapdragon 855 processor, which may be outdated by the time the phone releases.
How likely are these rumors to be true? WinFuture claims the images have been sourced from official marketing imagery, which would paint them as accurate. Quandt and WinFuture have a fairly solid reputation for leaks. We’ll be keeping our eyes open for more rumors, so stay tuned.