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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
518 PPI
2688 x 1242 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
458 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

76.62 %
84.29 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, available to use: 54.1 GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3179 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
7 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black sapphire, Gold platinum, Silver titan, White pearl
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 15, 2015
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMN920A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.22 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.27 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.98 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Price

 
$ 1099
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