It was already certified in April by the moniker "SM-N9600" and the second variant with "SM-N608" also showed few days after.
Samsung Note series handsets usually arrive in September or October but this time it looks like the company might just bring the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to markets slightly ahead of its usual time. Now images of what are claimed to be the handset have appeared on China's social media platform Weibo. This new Lite model will allegedly offer the same quality Infinity Display layout but for a cheaper price.
To recall, the Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes loaded with 6.0-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with both sporting a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. Android 8.0 Oreo will come pre-installed on the device, along with Samsung's custom skin, while a 16-megapixel camera will be included on the back.
There should also be a 3,000mAh battery onboard complete with USB-C port for fast charging. Although not much is known, it is expected that the Galaxy Note9 will feature a similar dual-lens setup like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 with perhaps some minor tweaks and improvements.
The key here is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite is expected to be priced as a mid-range phone despite those decent specs. The benchmark showed the smartphone running Android 8.1.0 Oreo and powered by a 1.77Ghz octa-core processor, which could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. If you've been wanting the premium Galaxy S8 or S9 but can't afford twice that amount, then Galaxy S8 Lite may be good enough.