It’s been previously reported that Samsung is releasing a “Lite” version of the Galaxy S10. But from what it looks like, it’s not the Lite version we’re expecting.
A device with a codename SM-G970U, which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, has been spotted in GeekBench. And as per the listing, it has a “msmnile” motherboard, which is the alias of the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
With that, we shall expect to the Galaxy S10 Lite to be priced heftier than most Lite-branded smartphones in the market today.
However, the benchmark score that it got is a little disappointing. This might be due to the unstable software that it has during the initial benchmark run.
It got a single-core score of 1,986 and 6,266 for the multi-core segment. That’s almost half the score that the rumored Xiaomi Blackshark Skywalker had, which is at 3,494 and 11,149, respectively.
GeekBench also revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will come with Android 9 Pie software, possibly with Samsung’s latest One UI. The device will also have 6GB of RAM.
Probably the only compromise that the Galaxy S10 Lite over its more expensive brothers is its non-curved screen. We shall also expect a side-mounted fingerprint scanner instead of an in-display one, and a notch for the camera instead of a punch-hole one.
The Galaxy S10 Lite, together with its four other brothers, are expected to be announced on February 20.