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Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

441 PPI
437 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

68.88 %
85.73 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2770 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
 

Features

Laser and Phase-detection autofocus
Phase-detection autofocus

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, White
Black, Coral, Blue, White

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
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), USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.0), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick switch adapter, In box promos and collateral
 

MSRP

$ 749
 
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