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Display

Display size

5.6 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

444 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

73.93 %
85.73 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; 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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Purple, White
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 615
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Available to use

 
49.4 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

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

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

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G)

 
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 9 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

 
62.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 25, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

FCC ID value: A4RG020G link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.15 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Body

1.13 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.19 W/kg
0.61 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
 

MSRP price

$ 399
 
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