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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

522 ppi
409 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

82.98 %
81.37 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
48 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Depth information

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.56 oz (186 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Black, Gray
Black, Blue, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 512

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

53 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.5 days (251 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
 

LTE

13 hours
 

Wi-Fi

14 hours
 

Music playback

74.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 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 Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

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

Yes
Yes

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T3
 

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
 

Body

0.14 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Adapter, USB Cable type C, Tool to remove the SIM, User manual, Housing, Warranty

MSRP price

$ 930
 
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