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Display

Size

6.0 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
537 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
403 PPI

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.66 %
85.24 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
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)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3520 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.2 MP
16 MP

Features

OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor
PDAF

Second camera

 
5 MP

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

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
16 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, 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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 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 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, 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

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

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), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 949
 
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