A reliable whistleblower recently claimed that Samsung was working with the model number SM-G770F on a Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy S11 Lite and that model has now been benchmarked.
Spotted by SamMobile on Geekbench 5, the phone has a Snapdragon 855 chipset with 8 GB RAM and 256 Gb of internal storage. This is the same chipset used in the Galaxy S10 range in the US, while the latter would mean more RAM than the Samsung Galaxy S10e’s base version.
This phone is also listed as running Android 10 with a 6.4-inch display, achieving a single-core score of 742 and a multi-core score of 2,604.It is expected to come with a battery capacity of 3700mAh.
These results put it in line with the rest of the range of Galaxy S10 and even the range of Galaxy Note 10.
There’s enough information from this phone to say it’s likely to be a real device, but it’s still a big question whether it’s the Galaxy S10 Lite or the Galaxy S11 Lite.
We would expect the Samsung Galaxy S11 series to use the Snapdragon 865 in places where it uses Snapdragon chips, so we can’t be sure of either direction. If this is the Galaxy S11 Lite then in early 2020 it’s likely to land alongside the rest of that array, and if it’s the S10 Lite it could be launched even sooner.