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

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)iOS (6.1, 6) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm) 
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Body material Aluminium 
Design featuresStylus  
Colors Black, White 
Tablet dockYes  
FeaturesUSB (4)  
Display
Physical size10.6 inches7.9 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1024 x 768 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.

208 ppi162 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.22 %71.82 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
CameraYes5 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 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing cameraYes1.2 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
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, 1600 MHz, Intel Core i5 4200UDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4400PowerVR SGX543MP2 
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.

4096 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
Type Li - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless) 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, AVI, MOV 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet ExplorerSafari 
supportsHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
nano-SIM Yes 
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.

 A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Phone features
Phonebook Unlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, NotepadCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF, .tiff, .gif (images); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information)), Calculator 
Messaging Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingWindows Live / MSNYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Dual antennas, MIMO  
USBUSB 3.0Yes 
ConnectorFull-size USBProprietary 
Features USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connector Proprietary 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
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.

   
Body 1.19 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201323 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price$ 899$ 659 

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