After so many rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally launched the rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite smartphone as Samsung Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition. The device is currently available in China and it comes with some features derived from the Galaxy S8 or S9 series of devices like it comes with hybrid dual SIM, 5.8-inch SAMOLED Infinity display and it comes with similar looks like the new S8 or S9 devices. The Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury Edition is offer at 3699 yuan (around $579) for limited period within the pre-order period, however, it will be priced at 3999 yuan (around $625) when it will be available for sale starting June 1st. The device is expected to be available outside China soon but the exact time frame is not known.
Samsung Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition has a glass back with metal frame and comes with a 3000mAh battery that is same as of the Galaxy S8. It comes with Iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner as well. It features a 5.8-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2220×1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU and comes with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of inbuilt storage capacity which is further expandable up to 256GB with microSD card slot.
It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box and comes with Single / Hybrid Dual SIM options according to the regions where it will be available. It features a single 16-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, a 1.12um pixel size and OIS. It comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture. It has a 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC connectivity options. The device is water and dust resistant with IP68 ratings. It supports multiple sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor. It measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm and weights 150 grams.