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Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
568 PPI
2688 x 1242 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
458 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

74.89 %
84.29 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3179 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

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; 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, CMOS image sensor, 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), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
7 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Colors

Gold, Gray
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), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 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, 900, 1700/2100, 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, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.1, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, i; 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
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

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)

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 30, 2017
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.57 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body

0.37 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.44 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Phablet

3.88 W/kg
 

Buyers information

In The Box

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

Price

$ 850
$ 1099
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