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$820 VIEW ON AMAZON
$430 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

6.7 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
524 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
522 PPI

Technology

Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

90.94 %
82.98 %

Features

120Hz refresh rate (@1080p), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 650
Adreno 540

RAM

12GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB (UFS 3.0)
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

4500 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Camera

Rear

Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
 

Fourth camera

0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.0
 

Video recording

7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm)
6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.56 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

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

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus

Colors

Cosmic grey, Cloud blue, Cosmic black, Cosmic white, Aura red, Aura blue
Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue

Cellular

5G

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
 

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), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 1200
$ 930
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