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Display

Size

5.5 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
401 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
402 PPI

Technology

Super IPS+ LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

70.52 %
76.19 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 615

RAM

4GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.89 oz (167.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Soft keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Feb 25, 2019

 
FCC ID value: A4RG020 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
1.33 W/kg

Body

 
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.18 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Price

 
$ 479
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