Samsung is all set to launch a new smartphone in China on May 21. As per some rumors, the device is most likely to be called Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite, while some have claimed that it may be called Galaxy S9 Lite. The upcoming device does not have an official name as of now although most of the specifications have been leaked online in the past few weeks.
The smartphone is speculated to be launched exclusively at the headquarters of Chinese retailer JD.com and will be available in China for now. The latest speculation comes from a reputed leakster by the name of @DDMMJ on Twitter. In a separate set of leaks, he has also revealed some promotional images of a device that he intends to call the Samsung Galaxy S9 Lite, sourced from the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
The photos of the device clearly show the back panel with the presence of a single camera and a fingerprint sensor placed right next to it. The photos also reveal that the upcoming device may arrive in two color variants of Red and Black and looks very similar to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9 duo flagship smartphone. The name mismatch could be due to unconfirmed branding and the similarities in design to the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite was recently spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA. As per the listing, the phone is expected to sport an Infinity Display screen with a resolution of 1080 X 2220 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It may be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage space.
On the camera front, the device may feature a single 16-megapixel camera on the rear panel with an LED flash. On the front, it may feature an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies. Contivity options may include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS. It may also come with a proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, iris scanner, and ambient light sensor. It may run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.