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Samsung seems to be working on a lite version of the Galaxy S8. A new device with model number SM-G8750 has appeared on TENAA certification site. The specs of the device suggest a 'Lite' variant of the previous flagship.
The telecom authority's listing shows a device with a 5.8-inch display. It is same as the Galaxy S8 but with a lower resolution (2220 x 1080 pixels). A lower resolution hints that we are looking at a lower priced phone.
Another noticeable difference is the rear camera. The new phone will pack a 16MP camera compared to S8's 12MP sensor. Samsung usually tucks in 16MP sensors in its A series smartphones. Also, the device lacks the heart-rate sensor seen on the S8.
The TENAA listing doesn't give any information about the chipset, but it is likely to use an octa-core chip. It might seem odd but the device resembles more with last year's flagship than the new Galaxy S9.
Other similarities include a 3000mAh battery, 8MP front snapper, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and iris scanner. The device also has a Bixby button on the left side.
Previously, a Galaxy S9 variant appeared on the website. The device featured a vertically mounted dual camera. It had the same clock speed as the 2018 flagships, a 3,000mAh battery, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 display.
Samsung is yet to make an official announcement about the new device. Also, it is still unclear whether the device will be launched outside China. But if the device comes to reality, it will be interesting to see consumer response towards the dated device.