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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.71 %
79.41 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F2.4

Flash

LED
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.13 oz (429 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Maximum User Storage

24 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

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; MIMO

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
8134 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 600
$ 779
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