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Display

Size

5.1 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
432 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
405 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.23 %
87.37 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

16GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

 
Fast charging

Stand-by time (hours)

480 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

16 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front

2 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches (145 x 73 x 9 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6 oz (170 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust, Shock; IP 67; MIL-STD-810 certified
 

Biometrics

 
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Colors

Gray, Green, Red
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700 b)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, 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
Dolby Atmos

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 400
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