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from $655
from $600

Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
459 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
437 PPI

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.64 %
85.73 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Exynos 7904

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
64GB, available to use: 49.4 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2659 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP (HDR)
25 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Black, Coral, Blue, White

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Mar 08, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.90 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Body

0.99 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.99 W/kg
0.61 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 999
 

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 12, 2018
Apr 10, 2019
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