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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.1 inches

Resolution

768 x 1024 pixels
1200 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

132 ppi
224 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super PLS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.98 %
74.96 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

 
LED

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Geo tagging

Video recording

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front

2 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.55 x 6.57 x 0.29 inches (242.6 x 166.9 x 7.4 mm)
10.01 x 6.11 x 0.32 inches (254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

15.84 oz (449 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
18.52 oz (525 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm 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
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 306
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

1.5 GB
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB

Available to use

 
10.5 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

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)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 20

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

 
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
7300 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours

Music playback

160.00 hours
187.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
13.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Organizer

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

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 300
 

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 20, 2015
 
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