Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite hands-on: but why?


– So I’m here at CES
and I just got hands on with two brand new Galaxy
phones from Samsung. But they’re weird. It’s the Galaxy S10 Lite
and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. And they’re something completely
different for Samsung. (upbeat music) So usually for Samsung, the
S-Line and the Note Line are the very high end premium phones and they take their low
end phones and call ’em A-something or other. But this is different, it’s
a relatively low end phone but with the premium branding. It’s also strange because
Samsung literally just announced the next Unpacked Event. Where it’s going to ask the
Galaxy S11 or maybe the S20. The rumors are really weird right now and they’re also gonna
probably announce their folding clamshell phone. So that’s really exciting
and it sort of took the wind out of the announcement
for these Lite phones. But, let’s talk ’em anyway. So the specs on these things
are relatively uninspiring. Which starts with the screen. They’re both 6.7 inches but they’re only 2400 x 1080p resolution. Which isn’t that much. But that makes them big,
cheap Android phones and you might think Samsung
already makes a cheap Android phone under the Galaxy line, S10E. But it’s relatively
small and Samsung needs to make big phones that
don’t cost too much ’cause that’s really what people want. So that’s one reason these
phone are kinda weird but the other reason is the cameras. And like, what is going on here? They’re different in both phones. Let’s start with the Galaxy S10 Lite. It has a 5 megapixel macrocamera. That’s cool. It’s also has a standard ultra
wide 12 megapixel camera. We like ultra wide, that’s cool. It has a selfie camera
that is 32 megapixels. Okay, but them the main
sensor is a 48 megapixel sensor with super steady OIS
and that’s a first for Samsung, which doesn’t make sense. Except when they had super
steady before that just applied to video and now
it applies to also photos. And it might be built into the hardware. So completely new, completely
different camera system for Samsung. Why that got introduced on
the S10 Lite is beyond me. And then you get the the Note 10 Lite and it has a completely
different set of cameras. It doesn’t have a macro lens and it doesn’t have the super steady OIS. So like, what is going on? All right, so why are
these Galaxy phones– Yeah, I know that low end
phones are also called Galaxy. What I meant here was S
and Note, I’m an idiot. I mean Samsung also announced
the A71, which spec-wise really isn’t that different
from these phones. Well, one reason I think is the processor, the Galaxy S10 Lite has a Snapdragon 855, which is right now the best you can get. And the Galaxy Note 10– Yeah, got it wrong here too, sorry. Has a pretty good Exynos Processor in it. Honestly though, I think
the reason that these are Galaxy phones is people
like the Galaxy brand and it sells better than just
the A and a number after it. So Samsung wanted people to get it. We don’t know when
they’re getting released. We don’t know where
they’re getting released. We don’t even know their price yet. So all this stuff is up in the air, but they seem fine to me after using them for just a few minutes. Look, they might just be parts bin phones, but if the parts are good, who cares? Hey everybody, thank you
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