The handset, model number SM-N770F, will be the first cut-price Galaxy Note phone. It follows Samsung releasing a Note 10 and larger Note 10 Plus for the first time, meaning there will be fully three Note 10 devices to choose from.

Samsung might announce the phone at CES, the tech trade show taking place in Las Vegas next week. It would make sense seeing as the S10 Lite is also expected, and the S10 line is to be superseded by the S11 line in March (though it might be called the S20). 

A new year, still too many phones.