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Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
576 PPI
2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
459 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

72.30 %
82.64 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2659 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front

5 MP (HDR)
7 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White, Pink gold
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
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), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Charging, OTG, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP

$ 699
$ 999
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