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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

84.85 %
84.93 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475 Prime, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

3040 mAh
4680 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP54
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Mostly Black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, Sub-6

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)
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+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
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:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ALBB-A11

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.28 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 449

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2017
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