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Display

Size:

10.6 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels, 208 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body:

65.41 %
70.98 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 4 T114
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor:

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15, 28 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Yes
Adreno 504

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Windows (RT 8.1)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

3.5 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions:

10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

23.84 oz (675.8 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Buyers information

Price:

$ 449

Warranty period:

12 Months

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 23, 2013
Jul 05, 2019
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