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Display

Size

12.3 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

1824 x 2736 pixels,
267 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.57 %
81.23 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Intel Core-i7
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

 
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Intel Iris 540
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

16GB
 

Internal storage

1000GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSD
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Windows (10 Pro)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

5 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

27.73 oz (786.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Keys

 
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gray
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Tablet dock

Yes
 

Dock Features

Keyboard, Backlit keyboard, Touchpad
 

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+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Mini Displayport
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features

OTG, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 729

In The Box

 
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 06, 2015
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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