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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 537 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

66.27 %
76.66 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
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
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 540

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3520 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 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) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.29 oz (150.0 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light
Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White
Black, White

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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

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, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
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, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M4, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 12, 2015
Sep 19, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG890A
ZNFG011C

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body:

0.17 W/kg
0.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.40 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2015
Oct 04, 2017
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