Recently, a smartphone from Samsung with a codename SM-G8950 was benchmarked, revealing some of the phone’s specifications. According to the rumors, the smartphone will be named Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite.
Now, the said smartphone has been certified in China by TENAA, again revealing the phone’s specification. The TENAA certification hints that the phone’s official launch is not far away.
The Galaxy S8 Lite is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Full HD+ Infinity Display with screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor along with Adreno 512 GPU.
It will pack 4GB RAM and come with 64GB of onboard storage. There’ll be a microSD card slot, allowing users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. As of the camera, the device is expected to come with a 16-megapixel camera at the back, along with an LED flash. On the front side, it will feature an 8-megapixel autofocus snapper with a wide-angle lens.
In terms of connectivity options, the device will support 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, and NFC. The smartphone will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box, with the company’s own custom skin on top. The phone will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery with support for fast charging technology.
While there is no information available about the phone’s official launch date, pricing or availability, the smartphone is expected to be launched soon and will be available in Black color.
Meanwhile, it appears that the sales of Samsung‘s flagship smartphones — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are not as per the company’s expectations. Samsung is said to have sold 707,000 units of the Galaxy S9 in the first two months, which is lower than almost 1 million unit sales of its predecessor Galaxy S8 last year.
A recent report from Strategy Analytics placed Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus at the sixth position in the global smartphone shipments, behind Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A, which took the fifth spot. The top four spots have been taken by Apple‘s smartphones — iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7.