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Display

Size

6.3 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
522 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
522 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.98 %
83.12 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, available to use: 53 GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3430 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

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

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
 

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue
Black, Pink, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

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

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Aug 31, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: A4RG013C link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.48 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 930
$ 899

In The Box

 
Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 23, 2017
Oct 09, 2018
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