Samsung is ready to compete with OnePlus & Xiaomi by releasing the much affordable Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite model with flagship specs. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.
Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 update for the Google Pixel series. Recently Samsung started rolling the One UI 3.0 beta (Android 11) for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, and many more. You can check out more details of Samsung One UI 3.0 here.
Nothing is confirmed as of yet! As soon as Android 11 is made available to the OEMs, it is likely that Samsung will start rolling out beta updates for the Galaxy Note10 Lite. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
Galaxy Note10 Lite Specifications:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite gets an edge to edge display with a center hole punch camera cut out. To be more specifically it sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. The device sports a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and a pixel density of 394 PPI. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner and since it’s a Note series device it comes with the S Pen stylus built-in. The stylus supports Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE standard) and offers the usual set of features such as multimedia control, clicking a picture, and Air Commands.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite draws its power from a chipset that is built on the 10nm process and has an octa-core CPU. This is none other than Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 chipset. As we said above the same chipset, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This chipset pairs 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. This is further expandable up to 1TB via a micro SD card.
Coming to optics, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite sports a triple rear camera setup. This triple rear camera setup includes a 12MP primary camera sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and with an f/1.7 aperture value and OIS. This primary sensor coupled with a secondary 12MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture value and finally a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS and an f/2.4 aperture value. To the front, there is a 32MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture value and this sits inside the punch-hole.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite packs a 4,500 mAh battery and supports proprietary fast charging tech. It supports up to 25W fast charging. The new device runs on One UI 2.0 which is based on Android 10. It measures at 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm and weighs at 199 grams. Coming to the pricing of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, it starts at Rs. 38,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model, and Rs. 40,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. The new Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red color options.
Android 11 – Overview
Android 11 is the eleventh iteration of Google’s own OS (Operating System). It was released on September 8, 2020, and rolled out to their Pixel phones on day one. Later, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme rolled the beta update for their flagship device on the same day. Here is the feature list of Android 11:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Updated on February 05, 2021: Finally, Samsung started rolling the One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite globally with software version N770FXXU7DUA8. The update brings all-new features.
Updated on January 15, 2021: Today Samsung rolled the January 2021 security patch update to the device globally with build number N770FXXS7CTL1. The update is still based on Android 10 and not the Android 11 R.
Since Samsung is quite busy rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Galaxy Note10 Lite users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the Google Pixel devices. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.