Samsung Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition Will Fight It Out In The Midrange Segment!

The Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition is a premium midrange device.

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Galaxy S Light Luxury Will Launch In China
Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition Will Launch In China

Samsung had been planning to launch a premium entry-level smartphone with some top midrange components referred to as the Galaxy S8 Lite. The upcoming smartphone is scheduled to launch today in China, and the device will now launch with an all-new name of Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition.

The South Korean tech giant aims to promote Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition in the mid-range premium segment combining affordability with premium looks. Samsung has already been dethroned in India by Xiaomi as the number one smartphone brand in the country, and the company is also struggling in the global markets due to immense competition from the Chinese manufacturers.

Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition – Everything You Need To Know

The launch event is scheduled to happen at the Jingdong Samsung headquarters in Beijing today.

Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury
Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition

Design & Build

The upcoming Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will come with a fingerprint sensor at the back beside the single rear camera. The smartphone will come in a unibody build with a dedicated physical Bixby button.

Full HD+ Infinity Display

The Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will come with a 5.8-inch Full HD+ Infinity Display in an 18.5:9 screen ratio with a screen resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels. Samsung mostly uses its Infinity Displays for its flagship smartphones, but the Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will be the one of the first mid-range smartphone to get it.

Hardware & Storage

Under the hood, Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The processor will couple with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. As per the reports, there will be no other storage variant.

Camera

In terms of optics, the smartphone will come with a single rear camera. At the back, the Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will house an 16 megapixel sensor. Up front, the smartphone will feature an 8 megapixel wide angle sensor.

Android Oreo

The Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will run the latest Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box preloaded with the all-new AI-powered Bixby and Samsung’s latest UI.

Battery

The Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will house in a 3,000mAh battery, enough to throw in a full day use on a single charge. The smartphone will come with Wireless charging support.

Variants

The leaked images show that the Samsung Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will come in two colours variants of shiny red and glossy black.

Price

The prices are not out yet, though the Samsung mid-range premium smartphone is expected to be priced around RMB 3,800 to 4,100 (Rs. 40,000 approximately).

Struggling Samsung

Samsung is struggling to hold up against the Chinese competition. The company has already lost its long-held spot in India to four-year-old Xiaomi. The company is facing immense competition from the Chinese manufacturers in the global markets as well.

The mid-range and entry-premium segment has always been a game-changer for the smartphone companies, as it helps to add volume and generate direct revenue. Samsung is facing a massive threat in the mid-range and budget category from affordable and well-manufactured Chinese smartphones.

Amidst the changing preferences of customers, Samsung had earlier promised to make a comeback and are working on a slew of affordable mid-range smartphones to take on the Chinese competition globally.

The Competition: Detailed Comparison

Priced at around Rs 35,000 (3000 to 3500 Yuan), the Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition will face a direct challenge from entry-level flagships like recently launched OnePlus 6, Honor 10 and Mi MIX 2S.

Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition Vs OnePlus 6 Vs Honor 10 Vs Mi MIX 2S

OnePlus 6 Honor 10 Mi MIX 2S Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition
Display 6.28 inch Optic AMOLED Quad HD 19:9 display 5.84 inch Full HD+ LCD bezel-less 19:9 display 5.9 inch IPS bezel-less 18:9 Full HD+ display 5.8 inch Full HD+ Infinity Display
Processor Snapdragon 845 HiSilicon 970 Snapdragon 845 Snapdragon 660
Front Camera 16 Megapixel 24 Megapixel 5 Megapixel 8 Megapixel
Rear Camera 20 Primary Lens + 16 Secondary Lens 16 Primary Lens + 24 Secondary Lens 12 Primary Lens + 12 Secondary Lens 16 Megapixel
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with OxygenOS & Android P in-access) Android 8.1 Oreo (with EMUI 8.1) Android 8.0 Oreo (with MIUI 9.5) Android 8.1 Oreo (with Samsung UI)
Storage 64/128/256GB 128GB 64/128/256GB 64GB
RAM 6/8GB 6GB 6/8GB 4GB
Battery 3300 mAh (with Dash Charge 3.0 Support) 3400 mAh (with Super Charge Support) 3400 mAh (with Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless Charging) 3000mAh (Wireless charging support)
Variants Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White Phantom Blue, Phantom Green, Glacier Grey and Midnight Black Black and Ceramic White Black and Red
Price Rs. 34,999 (64GB)

Rs. 39,999 (128GB)

Rs 32,999 (128GB) Rs  33,900 (6/64GB)

Rs  37,100 (6/128GB)

Rs 41,400 (8/256GB)

[China Prices]

Rs 38,000 to Rs 40,000 (64GB)

[Expected Price]

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