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$400 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

5.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
442 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
405 PPI

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

77.36 %
87.37 %

Features

HDR video support, 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 845 SDM845
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Fast charging

Stand-by time (hours)

288 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)
32 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Colors

Black, Pink, White
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush 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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; 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, OTG

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Shopping information

In The Box

Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide
 

MSRP

$ 799
$ 400
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