There’s a mysterious new Samsung phone doing the rounds on China’s TENAA site with the model number SM-G8750. Some reports claim that it’s a Lite version of the Galaxy S8, strange as that may be.
There’s plenty of evidence to back this up though. First of all, the images of the handset indicate that it looks very similar to the Galaxy S8, right down to the Infinity Display and awkwardly-placed fingerprint scanner to the right of the rear camera. Samsung had fixed the latter by placing it below the shooter in the Galaxy S9.
This is a clear indication that the Samsung phone is a Lite variant of the Galaxy S8 and not the Galaxy S9. The TENAA listing states that the upcoming device measures 5.8-inch and boasts of a 2220 x 1080p screen. The S8 features the same size, but has a higher resolution of 2960 x 1440p.
Other tell-tale signs of the phone’s budget nature include the lack of a heart rate sensor, a 16MP rear snapper instead of a 12MP one, and a 2.2GHz/1.9GHz octa-core processor. It does have a couple of specs in common with the Galaxy S8 namely a 3000mAh battery, a Bixby button, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, an iris scanner, and an 8MP selfie lens.
Samsung seems to be busy making variants of its flagship phones. A similarly mysterious Galaxy S9 mini variant popped up a few weeks ago on TENAA with an iPhone X-like vertical dual camera setup. This particular handset got hold of the Galaxy S9’s 5.8-inch 2960 x 1440p screen, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 3000mAh battery, and octa-core 2.8GHz SoC.