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Display

Size

7.3 inches
8.1 inches

Resolution

2152 x 1536 pixels,
362 PPI
2700 x 1800 pixels, 3:2 ratio,
401 PPI

Technology

Dynamic AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

85.79 %
71.93 %

Features

Folding inside the device, HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
360° folding, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Front cover display

4.6 inches, 1680 x 720 pixels, Super AMOLED, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
5.6 inches, 1800 x 1350 pixels, AMOLED, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Part of the main display

Rear cover display

 
5.6 inches, 1800 x 1350 pixels, AMOLED, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Part of the main display

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Adreno 640

RAM

12GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

512GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 461.8 GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4380 mAh
3577 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

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

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Single camera, Doubles as a selfie camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
11 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Third camera

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 12 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS
EIS

Front

10 MP (Dual-Camera, Autofocus)
 

Folded

10 MP
 

Design

Dimensions

6.33 x 4.64 x 0.27 inches (160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm)
7.48 x 5.72 x 0.19 inches (190 x 145.3 x 4.8 mm)

Folded

160.9 x 62.8 x 17.1 mm
145.2 x 93.3 x 9.9 mm

Weight

9.74 oz (276.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
8.82 oz (250.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)

Biometrics

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

Keys

 
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Space silver, Cosmos black
Glacier

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
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), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
aptX

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
 

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 07, 2019
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMF900U link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.41 W/kg
 

Body

0.66 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.20 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.98 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 1980
$ 1399

In The Box

AC adapter (quick charge), USB-C cable, Galaxy Buds, Kevlar slim case, Quick Start Guide
Bumper (Color: Glacier), Power Supply (18w), Quick Start Guide, Warranty and Compliance Guide, SIM Ejector tool

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 20, 2019
Aug 12, 2020
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