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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2280 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
443 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

84.85 %
77.32 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90 Hz Refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera

13 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Time-of-Flight (ToF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 megapixels
10 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
5.79 x 2.71 x 0.32 inches (147 x 68.9 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
 

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
 

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 640

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10)

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

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
2800 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
 

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.28 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 700
 
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