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Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
568 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
385 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

84.36 %
95.91 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SM7250-AA

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 620

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
256GB (UFS 2.1)

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Motorola TurboPower

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

 
8 MP (Telephoto)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Fourth camera

 
ToF 3D depth sensing

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
25 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.36 x 2.80 x 0.37 inches (161.64 x 71.1 x 9.29 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash; IP 52

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue
Solar black, Midnight magenta

Cellular

5G

 
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, Sub-6

LTE (FDD)

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+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.1

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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Jun 18, 2020

FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link
FCC ID value: IHDT56YU1 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.35 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
1.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.95 W/kg
1.48 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.36 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box

 
Headset, 15W charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool, Protective back cover

Price

$ 720
$ 700
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