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Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels,
504 PPI
1080 x 2160 pixels,
424 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
 

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
83.50 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SM7250-AA

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 620

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

128GB
64GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3200 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase-detection autofocus
Autofocus

Second camera

13 megapixels
 

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase-detection autofocus
 

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
5.68 x 2.74 x 0.35 inches (144.2 x 69.5 x 9 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
 

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, 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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
 

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

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

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
Yes

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 700
 
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