Samsung Reportedly Working on an Affordable Galaxy Note for Europe
The Galaxy Note series is the best Samsung has to offer as it packs the best hardware available at the time. However, it has a matching price, and even the 'base' Galaxy Note 10 will set you back by $950, with the larger Note 10+ going up to $1099. Ideally, the Galaxy Note series is meant for hardcore Samsung enthusiast power users who favor productivity over all else. It appears that Samsung now wants to target the mid-range market with a scaled-down version of the Note 10 called the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite is Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Note option
Samsung has reportedly been working on it for quite some time, and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is set to release in Europe sometime in the coming months. The device is known as the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, was first spotted in the wild by Sammobile, who found mentions of a device named SM-N770F. Galaxy Note flagships always have model numbers in the SM-N9xxx range. The terminology alone pegs the SM-N770F as a cheaper Galaxy Note alternative. Samsung had released a cheaper Galaxy Note variant back in 2014 in the form of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
We don't know anything about the hardware that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will pack just yet. We can expect it to be powered by an Exynos 8xxx series or a Snapdragon 7xx series chip coupled with 6/8GB of RAM and a dual-camera setup at the back. I'd estimate the screen to be around the 5.7-inch mark complete with Samsung's Super AMOLED panel and an FHD+ resolution to boot. What we can say with certainty is that the device will ship with an S Pen. Whether it is the newer generation, Bluetooth LE powered S Pen or a garden variety stylus remains to be seen.
Considering that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is, as the name suggests, Lite, we can expect the pricing to start around the $500 mark and cap out at around $700 for the top-end variant. Samsung is still tight-lipped about the device, and we can expect a grand reveal sometime this year. It will very likely make its debut well before the Galaxy S11 as Samsung wouldn't want the two to cannibalize each other's sales figures. At this point, it is intended to be an EU-only device only with no indication of it releasing anywhere else.