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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

66.27 %
82.53 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 618

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; 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
EIS

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)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.29 oz (150.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White
Just black

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 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+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
aptX, aptX-HD

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
5.1

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T4

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
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG890A link
A4RG025J link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.17 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.40 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 349

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2015
Aug 03, 2020
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