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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
403 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
83.41 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

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

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB, available to use: 102.8 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Object tracking, EIS

Front

8 MP
32 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.27 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Water, Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Aurora black

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

HD Voice

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

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), USB 3.1

Features

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

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors

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

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
Sep 18, 2019

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
FCC ID value: ZNFG850UM link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.28 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg
1.28 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.82 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 700
$ 700
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