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Display

Display size

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

768 x 1024 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

160 ppi
320 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

68.99 %
74.31 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 306
Mali-T760 MP6

RAM

1.5 GB
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

4200 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Music playback

120.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Geo tagging

Video recording

1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)

Features

 
Digital image stabilization, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

8.20 x 5.43 x 0.29 inches (208.3 x 137.9 x 7.4 mm)
7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)

Weight

11.04 oz (313 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)
9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

 
EDGE, GPRS

Global Roaming

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
 

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Notes, Memo
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 05, 2015

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.69 W/kg

Body

 
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 230
 

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 20, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
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