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Posted: 30 May 2017
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (7.1)  
Dimensions5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)  
Weight6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  
MaterialsMain body: Ceramic; Accents: Titanium  
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)  
ColorsBlack, Gray, Blue, White  
Display
Physical size5.7 inches  
Resolution1312 x 2560 pixels  
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

504 ppi  
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCD  
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

84.85 %  
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera13 megapixels  
FlashDual LED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F1.9  
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera (13-megapixel), Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection)  
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging  
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama  
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling, Video sharing  
Front-facing camera8 megapixels  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

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

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 540  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

4 GB RAM  
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

128 GB  
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3040 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceable  
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringWireless screen share  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
Cellular
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz  
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  
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)  
Nano SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer  
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Connectivity
Bluetooth5.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band  
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYes  
ConnectorUSB Type-C (reversible)  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
OtherNFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Availability
Officially announced30 May 2017  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 700  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

26 Jun 2017  
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.28 W/kg  
Body0.76 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission0.92 W/kg  
Wireless Router0.70 W/kg  

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