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Display

Size

6.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1560 x 720 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
268 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
395 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.95 %
83.52 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
MediaTek Helio G85

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and ArmCortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Mali-G71 MP2
Mali G52 MC2

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5020 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging, Reverse charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera

25 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Third camera

5 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Macro, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera

 
2 MP

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Video recording

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

Front

16 MP
13 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.24 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)
6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches (162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
7.02 oz (199.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

 
Frame: Plastic

Resistance

 
Splash

Biometrics

In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Prism crush black, Prism crush white, Prism crush violet, Prism crush green
Forest green, Polar white, Midnight gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

 
NFC, Infrared

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 19, 2019
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMA307FN link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.60 W/kg
 

Body

0.50 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.47 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.20 W/kg
 

Phablet

2.64 W/kg
 

Buyers information

In The Box

 
22.5W Charger, Simple protective cover, USB Type-C cable, SIM eject tool, User guide, Warranty card
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