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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.71 %
80.51 %

Features

HDR video support, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

 
Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
24 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

15.13 oz (429 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Silver
Black, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Available to use

24 GB
108.9 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

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, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

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

Features

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

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
3800 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
112.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 18, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.24 W/kg

Body

 
0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.40 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.95 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 600
 
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