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Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite tipped to be in the works, likely to come running OneUI 2.5

Much like the S10 Lite that was launched earlier in the year, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition could come as a slightly watered-down version of the Galaxy S20.

Sushant Talwar | June 12, 2020 | Updated 14:28 IST

Highlights

  • Samsung is reportedly working on a Galaxy S20 Lite smartphone
  • The Galaxy S20 Lite could be called as the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
  • The Lite variant is said to come with Samsung's OneUI 2.5

It's been a few months since the launch of the Galaxy S20 series, and now, we're already hearing about Samsung working on a 'lite' variant for it. Reports suggest the phone will be called the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, which would also serve as the successor of the highly popular Galaxy S10 Lite.

Much like the S10 Lite that was launched earlier in the year, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition could come as a slightly watered-down version of the Galaxy S20. The phone is currently tipped to be made available in both a global and a US variant, with possibly different chipsets and support for either 4G or 5G basebands.

The information comes courtesy of SamMobile, which citing sources claim that this lite variant of the Galaxy S20 will come with model number SM-G780 for the international variant, while the US variant will come with model number SM-G781. Interestingly, the first variant will come in both 4G and 5G options, while the SM-G781 is said to come with only 5G support.

The phone is said to bringb with itself a minimum of 128GB of storage and come running Android 10 with Samsung's upcoming OneUI 2.5 out-of-the-box. Interestingly, the report claims that this new UI will be unveiled during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. If that's the case then we can expect the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition to not be here for a few months as the OneUI 2.5 will not be unveiled any time before August.

For now, there is very little else that's known about this upcoming phone. But if what we've seen in the past anything to go by, the Galaxy S20 Lite should get the same processor as the Galaxy S20 series, and possibly a Snapdragon 865 chipset even in India. The phone should get slightly different cameras, but still quite powerful as we had seen with the S10 Lite.

The major difference could be in display and design, where Samsung may cut costs like it did with the S10 Lite. However, even that shouldn't be a problem as the S10 Lite despite flaunting a plastic body an inferior display compared to the Galaxy S10, was still a very good looking phone that looked every bit as premium as the price being demanded for it.

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