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Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels,
264 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.71 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
 

Internal storage

32GB, available to use: 24 GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
 

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

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

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

5 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.13 oz (429.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

 
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Silver
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky 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), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm 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

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

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, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 600
$ 729

In The Box

 
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 26, 2017
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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