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Display

Size

10.6 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels,
208 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.22 %
71.65 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Intel Core i5 4200U
Apple A8X

Processor

Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 22 nm
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

Intel HD 4400
PowerVR GXA6850

RAM

8GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Windows (8.1 Pro)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

 
7340 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

 
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm

Video recording

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

Features

 
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front

Yes
1.2 MP

Design

Dimensions

10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

31.99 oz (907.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
15.41 oz (437.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Keys

 
Right: Volume control

Colors

 
Gold, Gray, Silver

Tablet dock

Yes
 

Dock Features

USB
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

Yes; Multiple antennas, MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 16, 2014

 
FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 899
$ 829

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 23, 2013
Oct 16, 2014
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