Samsung is currently working on multiple A-series devices for 2020, as well as premium offerings like the Galaxy S11, S11 Lite, and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. However, a new report from Sammobile suggests that the Galaxy A81 and Galaxy Note 10 Lite could be the same smartphone.
The publication reported that the South Korean giant is working on a mysterious model number: SM-AN815F, which marks the first time Samsung has used the nickname SM-ANxxxx. It has been speculated that the new model number could denote the Galaxy A81, which could be a Galaxy Note 10 Lite with S-Pen, and there is good reason for this.
It has been previously reported that the Galaxy A51 is known internally as SM-A515, the Galaxy A71 is known as SM-A715, and the Galaxy A91 is known as SM-A915, so it makes sense for the Galaxy A81 to be named as the SM -A815. However, the company is not developing any devices with this model name. Instead, there is a device that is known internally as the SM-AN815F.
Usually the company uses SM-Gxxxx for Galaxy S-series, SM-Axxxx for Galaxy A-series smartphones, and SM-Nxxxx for Galaxy Note devices. The Galaxy Fold was developed in-house under the name SM-Fxxxx, but the new name SM-ANxxxx does not fall into either category.
Either the nickname SM-ANxxxx denotes an entirely new product line or combines the two existing lineups: Galaxy A and Galaxy Note. The latter makes more sense because Samsung has to follow the Galaxy A80 with a Galaxy A81 in 2020, but since there is no smartphone with the model number SM-A815, we believe that the Galaxy A81 is the smartphone with SM-AN815F. So, chances are high that the rumored Galaxy Note 10 Lite device is the Galaxy A81 with an S-Pen.
Samsung possibly works on Galaxy S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite smartphones
Other rumors suggest that the Galaxy A81 or Galaxy Note 10 lite will come with a minimum of 8GB of RAM accompanied by 128GB of internal storage. It is said to run Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box and carry a large screen like its A80 predecessor (6.7-inch AMOLED screen). It is also expected to work with the Snapdragon 730 processor or that Samsung can wait for the Snapdragon 735 to be used in the next smartphone.