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Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite: Samsung's flagship phones done cheap

See Samsung's new affordable versions of its top phones close-up from CES 2020.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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1 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite, left, and Galaxy S10 Lite are Samsung's newest foray into affordable versions of its flagship phones. 

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2 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

Let's start with the Note 10 Lite, which has the typical S Pen stylus to set it apart.

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3 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

It also has a square camera module on the back, with three sensors and a flash. What'cha think?

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4 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

Do you notice anything unusual to the left of the S Pen holster?

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5 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

I tried out the S Pen on the Note 10 Lite and it's just as responsive as it is on the Note 10 Plus.

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6 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

That's right, the Note 10 Lite brings back the headphone jack, which the Note 10 phones and S10 phones don't have.

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7 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

Both new phones run Android 10 and use Samsung's new One UI 2 skin on top.

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8 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

Time to shift focus to the S10 Lite, left.

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The camera array here is larger and sticks out more than on the Note 10 Lite.

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You can really see how much that camera sticks out.

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Both phones support dual SIM card slots.

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12 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

The standard Galaxy S10 has a hole-punch style camera to the right. Here on the S10 Lite, it's centered.

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13 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

Both new phones have 32-megapixel selfie cams.

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14 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

Here are the S10 Lite's three color choices: white, black and blue.

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The controls are on the left spine.

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16 of 17 Juan Garzon / CNET

See, no headphone jack here.

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17 of 17 Angela Lang/CNET

Compare the Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite specs, and see our first impressions of Samsung's new phones.

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