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Display

Display size

10.5 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1668 x 2224 pixels
1600 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

4:3
16:10

Pixel density

265 ppi
288 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

79.41 %
81.93 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Panorama, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Panorama, Face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)

Weight

16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
14.82 oz (420 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

 
Stylus

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
 

Colors

 
Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

 
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

 
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 640

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
8 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB
256 GB

Available to use

 
224.3 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iPadOS
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Charging connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
 

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
 

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
 

Global Roaming

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

8134 mAh
7040 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Internet use

LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
Wi-Fi: 9 hours

Music playback

 
105.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

Phone features

Notifications

Vibration
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 779
$ 730

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 18, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
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