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Display

Display size

5.6 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

720 x 1480 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

294 ppi
444 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.94 %
73.93 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Flash
 

Design

Dimensions

5.90 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Purple, Blue
Black, Purple, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP1
Adreno 615

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

22.1 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 400 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Music playback

64.00 hours
 

Video playback

18.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM, Recording option
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 01, 2018
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMA600A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020G link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.36 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body

1.40 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.57 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.40 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, microUSB cable, Headset and Documentation
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 360
$ 399
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