China could get Galaxy S8 lite, according to Bluetooth SIG

Just as Samsung has reportedly assigned the codename “Crown” to its Galaxy Note 9, a work in progress, it has also put names onto many previous devices such as “Dream” for the Galaxy S8. Thread in the latent rumors of a “mini” Galaxy S phone that have laid dead for some time now, and this new piece of speculation could have people up in arms.

A Bluetooth Launch Studio declaration has been posited for the “Dream-Lite CN CHINA” with model number SM-G8750 — consistent with the naming practices of Galaxy S models last year in China. The name itself could give away everything you need to know: a lite version of the Galaxy S8 may be available in China soon.

But more context complicates what this may be: a phone with serial number SM-G8850 has been tracked through as a dual-camera phone, though with a flat screen and less premium features than, say, a standard Galaxy S9.

So, we’re left wondering how “lite” or “mini” this phone will be. After all, the phone is certified for Bluetooth 5 and is being placed in a region that Samsung has normally sent Qualcomm Snapdragon-equipped phones to. Will it get the Snapdragon 835 as the Galaxy S8 did or a Snapdragon 600-series chip? And will this phone get launched in tandem with the SM-G8850?

Much remains to be seen, but we have a feeling that the product will be carried out. Stay tuned.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.