Samsung has listed a new smartphone with the model number SM-G8750 on both TENAA and the FCC. The phone itself looks like the Samsung Galaxy S8; which is why it’s currently being referred to as the Galaxy S8 Lite.
The resemblance to the original Galaxy S8 is very strong in this case. With the phone even sporting the same Bixby button on the side. It’s unclear where this fits into Samsung’s portfolio. Since the company already has the Galaxy A series for mid-range devices and the Galaxy S series for its flagship devices.
Under the skin, the alleged Galaxy S8 Lite has very mid-range specifications. The camera is a 16MP sensor, while the screen measures at 5.8-inches with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. Powering it is an octa-core processor running at either 1.9GHz or 2.2GHz. This is expected to be the Snapdragon 660. Rounding out the hardware are 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3,000mAh battery.
Trickling down high-end features to the mass market is not something new. However having a ‘lite’ version of last year’s flagship model is – particularly for Samsung. This may be its plans to entice new customers to the Samsung brand, especially in a market like China with many mid-range competitors vying for the same slice of the pie.