Samsung has announced a brand new phone for the Chinese market. The new device is the Galaxy S Light Luxury Edition and you won’t be wrong to call it a…
Samsung has announced a brand new phone for the Chinese market. The new device is the Galaxy S Light Luxury Edition and you won’t be wrong to call it a less-powerful Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S Light Luxury could pass for the Galaxy S8 from afar but both phones share some differences in design. The display is the same size and the bezels appear to be the same size too. It even has the same sensors including Samsung’s Iris scanning technology and support for Face Unlock.
On the rear is where there is a slight difference and that is the missing heart rate sensor below the LED flash. Samsung appears to have been lazy with the design which explains why the fingerprint scanner is still in the same awkward position as the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S Light Luxury has curved glass on both sides with an aluminum frame in-between. It is also IP68-rated and comes in Burgundy Red and Mystery Night Black.
The display is a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen but the resolution maxes out at 2220 x 1080 for an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Powering the S Light Luxury is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 mobile platform and it is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
A single 16MP f/1.7 1.12μm sensor with OIS graces the back of the phone and an 8MP camera with AI beauty mode sits above the display for selfies and video calls.
There is dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port, dual SIM support and a 3.5mm audio jack for connectivity. It packs a 3,000mAh battery and supports wireless charging.
The S Light Luxury runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, has Bixby built-in, and Samsung Pay.
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The Galaxy S Light Luxury is priced at ¥3999 (~$626) but Samsung is running a promo that lets you get it for ¥3699 (~$579) along with a free wireless charger.
You can also get it for ¥3799 (~$595) along with a free 250GB SSD that originally costs ¥899 (~$141). However, this bundle is limited to the first 2000 orders.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S Light Luxury begins today and orders will begin shipping on June 1. The phone also comes with a free pair of AKG wired earphones.