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Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
568 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
403 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.36 %
77.44 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 506

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (7.1 Nougat), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

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

Stand-by time (hours)

82 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
5 MP (Flash)

Design

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 inches (158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

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), 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), 3(1800), 5(850)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Power adapter, USB cable, Warranty card, User guide, SIM insertion tool, Ultra-slim case

MSRP

$ 720
 
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