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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
326 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
71.51 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

1960 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP (HDR)
16 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.61 oz (159.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Headphones port, Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.19 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.14 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 07, 2016
Jan 02, 2017
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