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Display

Size

10.5 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio,
288 PPI
2224 x 1668 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
265 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

81.93 %
79.41 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

8GB
3GB

Internal storage

256GB
256GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
iPadOS

Battery

Capacity

7040 mAh
8134 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

 
8 MP

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, BSI sensor

Second camera

5 MP
 

Features

Ultra-wide
 

Video recording

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

Features

 
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
7 MP

Features

Dual-Camera
HDR

Design

Dimensions

9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

14.82 oz (420 g)
the average is 15 oz (427 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 15 oz (427 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush
Gold, Gray, Silver

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

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

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
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

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

 
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP

$ 730
$ 779
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