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    New Galaxy S8 is the budget Samsung smartphone of your dreams

    Samsung is launching a new version of its Galaxy S8 and this one arrives without the usual flagship price.
    Called the Galaxy S8 Light Luxury, the device offers trimmed-down specs at a much cheaper cost.
    In fact, this new phone will set you back less than £500.
    For your money, you get a 5.8-inch curved Infinity display, a Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB RAM.
    There’s also a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for your selfies.
    Samsung has also managed to squeeze wireless charging, facial recognition and a water-resistant design into its cheaper call maker
    So, all sounds very impressive but there is a huge catch as this device is only currently available to buy in China.
    There’s no word on if, or when, the Light Luxury will be launched globally but this could be Samsung’s answer to the OnePlus 6 which has been grabbing all the headlines recently.
    The new smartphone from OnePlus offers some very high specs such as dual-lens camera, Snapdragon 845 processor and all-glass design for a price of just £469.
    At that low cost the OnePlus 6 makes Samsung’s flagships look very expensive.
    If the Light does arrive in more countries it would certainly be an appealing option for Samsung fans.
    We’ll have to wait and see if an announcement is made in the coming months but if you are heading to China you can pre-order one now in Red or Black for ¥3699 – £432
    This latest phone arrives as rumours continue to swirl around the web about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.
    Samsung’s new phablet looks set to arrive in the next few months with rumours that it will feature an improved display, better cameras and more power.
    Conflicting reports have also suggested this will be the first of Samsung’s smartphones to include an embedded fingerprint scanner under the display.
    It’s thought that the Korean technology giant will launch this device earlier than usual with a big Note 9 reveal possibly coming in July.

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