Samsung’s Galaxy S Light Luxury is a budget S8 for China

A lite version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been rumored for some time, and the new device has been officially released in China, as seen by SamMobile . Instead of being known simply as the Galaxy S8 Lite, Samsung has opted for a whiff of "Galaxy S Light Luxury". The new phone is a shortened version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 device specifications, but still retains the same design, physical Bixby Button and uncomfortably positioned fingerprint scanner.

The 5.8-inch "infinity" display has an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and FHD + resolution, and inside there is a Snapdragon 660 chip (the S8 has a Snapdragon 835 chip), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage . The front camera and rear cameras have 8 megapixels and 16 megapixels, respectively, and the phone has IP68 water and dust resistance, Samsung Pay, wireless charging, face recognition, a 3,000 mAh battery and an iris scanner. The S Light Luxury also runs on Android Oreo.

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The phone is available on the Chinese online shopping site, for ¥ 3999 (approximately $ 626) and comes in both options, black and red. If you arrive early, you can pre-order it until June 1 for ¥ 3699 (around $ 579). It is not yet known when and when this phone will be launched worldwide.

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