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Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
570 PPI
2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
537 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body

84.26 %
76.66 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB
4GB

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3520 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP
12.2 MP

Features

OIS, PDAF
OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 MP
8 MP

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR
 

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
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

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

Features

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 949
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