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Display

Size:

4.8 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

65.82 %
70.48 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor:

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-400 MP4
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

2100 mAh
2550 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front:

1.9 MP
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight:

4.69 oz (133.0 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

OTG, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 02, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG920A

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.25 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.04 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

May 03, 2012
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