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Display

Size

6.1 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
563 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
395 PPI

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

83.66 %
83.52 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
MediaTek Helio G85

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and ArmCortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Mali G52 MC2

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (10), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
5020 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Fast charging, Reverse charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Third camera

 
2 MP (Macro, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera

 
2 MP

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 MP (Dual-Camera, Autofocus)
13 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)
6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches (162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

5.89 oz (167.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
7.02 oz (199.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Splash

Biometrics

3D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red
Forest green, Polar white, Midnight gray

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD
 

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

OTG, Charging
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, Infrared

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 15, 2019
 

FCC ID value: ZNFG820UM link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.98 W/kg
 

Body

0.95 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.29 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.88 W/kg
 

Buyers information

In The Box

USB Type-C cable, Quick Charge 3.0 charger, SIM tray opener, Clear case, Stereo headset
22.5W Charger, Simple protective cover, USB Type-C cable, SIM eject tool, User guide, Warranty card

Price

$ 820
 
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