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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
81.34 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Unknown CPU

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Yes

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage

128GB
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

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

Second camera

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

Specifications

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

Third camera

 
2 MP (Macro)

Fourth camera

 
2 MP (Depth information)

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 MP
16 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.48 x 3.05 x 0.33 inches (164.5 x 77.5 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
 

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
 

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Yes; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Titanium, White, Blue

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
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

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, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
DTS:X Virtual Surround

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

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 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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
 

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
 

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
 

Availability

Officially announced

May 30, 2017
Feb 18, 2020

Scheduled release

 
(Official) Q2 2020
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