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Display

Size

10.8 inches
10.2 inches

Resolution

1280 x 1920 pixels,
214 PPI
2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
265 PPI

Technology

 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.59 %
73.86 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Intel Atom x7 Z8700
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Quad-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Intel HD
Apple G11P

RAM

4GB
 

Internal storage

128GB
32GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Windows (8.1)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, EIS

Front

3.5 MP
1.2 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
9.87 x 6.85 x 0.30 inches (250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

21.92 oz (621.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
17.46 oz (495.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

 
Right: Volume control

Colors

 
Silver, Space gray, Gold

Tablet dock

Yes
 

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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO

USB

USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

Charging, OTG
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

 
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Buyers information

Price

$ 699
$ 459

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 31, 2015
Sep 15, 2020
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