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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.76 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3900 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Colors

Black, Blue
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 7(2600), 13(700 c)
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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 720
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