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Display

Size

4.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

854 x 480 pixels,
218 PPI
2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

60.78 %
84.85 %

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 1100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 304
Adreno 540

RAM

1GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

8GB, available to use: 3.8 GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 32 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

2000 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Video recording

1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

 
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.67 x 0.39 inches (135.4 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

4.97 oz (141.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

 
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 25(1900+), 26(850+)
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), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 31, 2015
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: QISY538 link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.55 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

0.09 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.16 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 700

Availability

Officially announced

 
May 30, 2017
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