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Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSiOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)Android (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)10.10 x 6.90 x 0.38 inches (256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm) 
Weight11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 17.8 oz (507 g)
20.74 oz (588 g)
the average is 17.8 oz (507 g)
 
MaterialsMain body: aluminum  
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size7.9 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

162 ppi149 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDSuper PLS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio71.82 %65.79 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)33 mm  
FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo taggingGeo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation  
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A5  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP2Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity4440 mAh7000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakers  
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
nano-SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB Host 
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent modeFlight mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Oct 201226 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 659  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

23 Oct 2012  
FCC ID value: BCGA1454 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Body1.19 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.55 W/kg  

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