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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

67.23 %
66.27 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor:

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 11 GB
32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

2800 mAh
3500 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; 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) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

2 MP
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches (145 x 73 x 9 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6 oz (170.0 g)
5.29 oz (150.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock; IP67; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Green, Red
Gray, Blue, White

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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

MHL, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1

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; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 08, 2014
May 12, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG870A link
A3LSMG890A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.66 W/kg
0.29 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
0.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.48 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.40 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2015
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