Samsung has been expected to launch a lite variant of the Galaxy S8 for quite some time. 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 were the rumours previously - the company is calling it Galaxy S Light Luxury model. According to the specifications, the Galaxy S Light Luxury appears to be a trimmed down variant of the popular Galaxy S8 smartphone. However, it still maintains the same design, including a Bixby button and a fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy S Light Luxury has been listed on the company's China site, spotted by SamMobile. The key feature of the Samsung called Galaxy S Light Luxury version is that it comes with 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 Android Oreo.
The Galaxy S Light smartphone is available from Chinese online shopping site JD.com, priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 42,700) and comes in both Black and Burgundy Red options. If you are early, you can pre-order it until June 1st for CNY 3699 (roughly Rs. 39,500).
The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphones sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Infinity Display. It is powered by a quad-core processor clocked up to 2.2GHz, possibly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. It is 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. The rear camera is able to capture videos at (UHD 4K).
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. Sensors onboard include Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Iris Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity sensor, and more. The Samsung Galaxy S is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery. Also, the smartphone measures 148.9x68.1x8mm and weighs 150 grams.