Multiple leaks have come out about the up and coming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite the past few days. This includes the rumoured specification, renders and most recently live shots.

The phone is expected to go official any day now, so how does it compare to the existing Samsung Note 10 devices?

Dimensions & Design

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is large at 6.7 inches with a 1080 x 2400 display making it site between the two main Note10 devices.

The normal Samsung Note 10 is just 6.3 inches with a 1080 x 2280 display, while the Note 10+ is 6.8 inches with 1440 x 3040 pixels.

The Note 9 is 6.4 inches with a 1440 x 2960 pixel display.

All the Note 10 phones have punch-hole displays with under-display fingerprint sensors while the Note9 has a more old fashion strip for the cameras and speaker with the fingerprint sensor on the rear.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Photos

Chipset – Exynos 9810 vs Exynos 9825

The difference in the chipset is perhaps the most significant difference between the phones. The Note10 series introduced the new Exynos 9825 which was a mid-year upgrade to the 9820 shrinking the fabrication process down to 7nm from 8nm and applying a small clock boost.

This chipset consisted of two Mongoose 4 cores at 2.4Ghz and two Cortex-A75 cores and 4 Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.9 GHz combined with a Mali-G76 MP12 GPU.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite takes a step back and goes for the 2018 flagship chipset the Exynos 9810. This uses a 2nd generation 10nm fabrication process consisting of four Mongoose 3 cores operating at 2.9 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores operating at 1.9 GHz. This is then combined with a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. The performance of this chipset is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 from 2018.

The older Note 9 shares the same Exynos 9810 of the Note 10 Lite.

Exynos 9810 vs Exynos 9825 Benchmarks

As far as performance goes there is quite a bit of difference as you would expect:

 Exynos 9810Exynos 9825% Difference
Geekbench 4 single-core3612449424
Geekbench 4 multi-core8927997411
Antutu24763034454439
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen56583.5

Camera

The camera specification between the phones are not massively different, the Lite model drops things a little, but for many scenarios, you could expect similar performance.

All three phones have a 12 MP primary lens but the Lite is fixed at f/1.7 whereas the others are variable with f/1.5-2.4.

All three phones have a 12 MP telephoto lens but the Lite is f/2.4 while the others are f/2.1

The Lite model drops the ultrawide specification down to 12 MP f/2.4.

The Note 9 shared the main lens and telephoto lens of the main Note 10 devices but lacks an ultra-wide-angle lens.

The Lite has the best-specced selfie camera with 32 MP, f/2.0 vs 10 MP f/2.2 of the Note 10 models and 8 MP f/1.7 of the Note 9.

Battery

The Samsung Note 10 Lite has the biggest battery of them all with an impressive 4500 mAh battery and 25W fast charging.

The Note 10 has a relatively small 3500 mAh battery with 25W charging, while the Note 10+ has a 4300 mAh battery with 45W charging.

The Note 9 has a 4000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

Specification Comparison Table

 Samsung Galaxy Note10 LiteSamsung Galaxy Note10Samsung Galaxy Note10+
AnnouncedNot announced yet2019, August2019, August
Dimensions163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 in)
Weight198 g (6.98 oz)168 g (5.93 oz)196 g (6.91 oz)
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frameFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsDynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsDynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)6.3 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~90.9% screen-to-body ratio)6.8 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~91.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~498 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Always-on displayHDR10+HDR10+
HDRAlways-on displayAlways-on display
OSAndroid 10.0; One UI 2Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
ChipsetExynos 9810 (10 nm)Exynos 9825 (7 nm) - EMEA/LATAMExynos 9825 (7 nm) - EMEA/LATAM
Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - USA/ChinaQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - USA/China
CPUOcta-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA/LATAMOcta-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/ChinaOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/China
GPUMali-G72 MP18Mali-G76 MP12 - EMEA/LATAMMali-G76 MP12 - EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 - USA/ChinaAdreno 640 - USA/China
Card slotmicroSD, up to 512 GBNomicroSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal128GB 8GB RAM256GB 8GB RAM256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
Rear Camera12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video
TOF 3D VGA camera
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDRLED flash, auto-HDR, panoramaLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Selfie32 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm, AF10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
FeaturesHDRDual video call, Auto-HDRDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video1080p@30fps2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps2160p@30fps
LoudspeakerYesYes, with stereo speakersYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYesNoNo
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic32-bit/384kHz audio32-bit/384kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated micActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos soundDolby Atmos sound
Tuned by AKGTuned by AKG
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYesYesYes
Infrared portNoNoNo
RadioFM radioFM radio (USA & Canada only)FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SensorsFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+ANT+ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictationBixby natural language commands and dictation
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 25WFast battery charging 25WFast battery charging 45W
USB Power Delivery 3.0USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 12WFast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9WPower bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
PriceAbout £539719849

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