The smartphone is priced similar to the company’s own S9 flagship smartphone
South Korean manufacturer Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S light Luxury today in China. The handset previously appeared in TENAA and was rumored to be called “S8/S9 Lite”. The smartphone has the same size as the Galaxy S8 and even the placement of the rear fingerprint scanner matches with the last year’s flagship smartphone. The body has IP68 rated waterproof protection.
As for the specs, the Samsung Galaxy S light Luxury features a 5.8 inch curved AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of FHD+ (1,080 x 2,220 pixels) and an aspect ratio f 18:5:9. Under the hood, it houses a Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
In the optics department, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear sensor with f/1.7 aperture while offering an 8MP selfie camera with f/1.7 in the front. It can record 4K videos at 30 fps but lacks OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) which can result in shaky videos. It will run on Android 8.0 Oreo and will be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS and GLONASS, USB 3.1 and NFC. The smartphone retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack and comes bundled with an AKG in-ear headset. Additionally, it comes with a Bixby dedicated button.
The Samsung Galaxy S light Luxury is currently available in Burgundy Red but a Black Night version will be added later on. It comes pre-loaded with the apps that can replace Google apps like Golder Map. As for the pricing, the smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 4,000 (Rs 42,000 approx) which will go against the likes of recent flagships like OnePlus 6 and event its GalaxyS9 flagships. The company has not yet confirmed if the phone will launch globally or not.