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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

82.53 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SM8350

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 618
Yes

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3140 mAh
4100 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 60.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Fourth camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD), 3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

EIS

Front:

8 MP
10 MP (Under-screen)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Just black

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 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+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A4RG025J link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 349

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 03, 2020

Expected Announcement:

January, 2021
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