Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will not launch in Nepal; Here’s Why

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Price Nepal

Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 lite last week and the phone has been gathering a lot of hype because of its flagship-level specs at a mid-range price. While Samsung India has officially unveiled the launch date, Samsung Nepal has exclusively confirmed to us that they won’t be launching the S10 Lite in Nepal.

Overview

The S10 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a total of 128GB UFS2.1 storage. The memory can further be expanded up to 1 TB via a MicroSD card. The phone will come with Android 10 out of the box and it will feature the new and improved OneUI 2.0.

samsung galaxy S10 Lite price in nepal

Display-wise, we get a bigger form factor in the S10 Lite that measures 6.7-inches with FHD+ resolution. Like the Note 10, this one too will feature a punch-hole style notch dubbed Infinity-O display and it’s going to be Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel.

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While the insides of the phone seem similar to what there was before, what does not remain the same is the camera setup. There’s no telephoto lens on the S10 Lite. Rather, it has a triple camera setup, comprising of a 48MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. The front of the phone flaunts a 32MP selfie camera.

The cameras are also equipped with something called Tilt- OIS, which allows them to tilt a few degrees in different directions to compensate for hand’s movement, in addition to what we have been seeing on other smartphones.

On a different note, the S10 Lite will feature one of the biggest batteries in the history of flagship phones, as it comes with a huge 4,500 mAh battery! Furthermore, it supports 25-watt fast charging too, though the wireless charging support has been scrapped.

Like the recent Samsung flagships, the S10 Lite will no longer include a headphone jack which means, you will be getting a Type-C audio port. It also lacks any kind of IP certification. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the front, an in-display one like the S10 and Note 10.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400×1080 pixels), Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display with 394ppi
  • Dimensions: 75.6 x 162.5 x 8.1mm; Weight: 186g
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm  (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Storage:128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • Operating System: Android 10 with OneUI 2.0
  •  SIM(s): Dual SIM
  • Rear Camera: 48MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, Super Steady OIS, 12MP Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP macro camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • Battery: 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging

Looking at all these specs, one might be wondering what is actually “Lite” about this phone. On paper at least, it’s got the latest chipset, big battery, and good camera setup. But, the phone is rumored to have an inferior build quality which might upset some Samsung fans. However, it’ll be interesting to see, to say the least.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Price in Nepal, Launch date

Samsung Nepal will not be launching the S10 Lite in Nepal. Instead, the company will be focusing on the Note 10 Lite (8+128GB). Samsung Nepal believes the Note 10 Lite would be a better value for money flagship instead of the S10 Lite.

Although it might seem weird, it makes a lot of sense for a country like Nepal. The Note 10 Lite has a big advantage over its competition as it offers S-pen. Moreover, the Note 10 Lite has better cameras than the S10 Lite. Although, you do get a newer and faster Snapdragon 855 processor, the Exynos 9810 on the Note 10 Lite is not a slouch either.

The Note 10 Lite is also cheaper than the S10 Lite. Samsung Nepal is planning to launch the Note 10 Lite at an aggressive price of around Rs. 59,999. This makes the Note 10 Lite a truly “Semi-Flagship phone” and the best for its price. And if the S10 Lite was launched in Nepal, it would have been priced at around Rs. 66,999 – a territory where the OnePlus 7T reigns supreme.

Model Name Price in Nepal (in NPR) Availability
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite                N/A Not launching in Nepal