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Display

Size

5.9 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
437 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
399 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

85.73 %
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Exynos 7904
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Mali-G71 MP2
Adreno 619

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, available to use: 49.4 GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

16 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Third camera

 
5 MP (Macro)

Fourth camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Features

Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

25 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)

Design

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)
 

Weight

4.94 oz (140.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
 

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
 

Biometrics

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

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Coral, Blue, White
Black, White, Grey

Cellular

5G

 
SA, NSA

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), 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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

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, Mass storage device
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 08, 2019
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.51 W/kg
 

Body

0.46 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.02 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.61 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

 
€ 369

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 10, 2019
Sep 02, 2020

Scheduled release

 
November 2020
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