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Display

Display size

5.7 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.85 %

Colors

16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Second camera

13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels

Video capture

3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB

Device type

Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

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

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 

Head

0.28 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 700

Availability

Officially announced

May 30, 2017
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