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Display

Size

5.1 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
577 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
522 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
82.98 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 540

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, available to use: 53 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.88 oz (195.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Stylus

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue

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)
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+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

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

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 02, 2015
Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
0.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 930
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