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Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
432 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
73.93 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 615

RAM

2GB
4GB

Internal storage

32GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 MP
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP

 
$ 399
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