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Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 403 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

84.93 %
86.77 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB (7 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475 Prime, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680 Prime, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 620
Adreno 660

RAM:

6GB
6GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (12, 11)
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

4680 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 76 mm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Front:

8 MP
32 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)
6.13 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches (155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.46 oz (183.0 g)
6.00 oz (170.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Mostly Black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, Sub-6
5G Ready

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), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6); Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 29, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG990U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.90 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.48 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 449
$ 700

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 04, 2022
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