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Display

Size

1.2 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

360 x 360 pixels,
424 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
441 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

29.21 %
75.60 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass DX+), Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 9110
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor

Dual-core, 1150 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T720 MP1
Mali-G71

RAM

1.5GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

4GB (eMMC), not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smartwatch
Smartphone

OS

Tizen (4.0)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Compatible devices

Samsung smartphone, Android smartphone (Android 5.0 and above with 1.5GB RAM and above), iPhone 5 and above or iOS 9.0 and above
 

Battery

Capacity

247 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Magnetic charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

 
Single camera

Main camera

 
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.7

Video recording

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

 
Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

 
16 MP (Dual-Camera)

Design

Dimensions

1.57 x 1.57 x 0.43 inches (40 x 40 x 10.9 mm)
5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

1.31 oz (37.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors

Stainless steel: Black, Gold, Silver
 

Resistance

Water (up to 50 meters), Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

 
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

 
Black, Gold, Orchid grey, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

 
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

 
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

 
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart rate, Barometer, ECG
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Nov 14, 2017

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA530F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.26 W/kg

Body

 
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.54 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.98 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 430
 

In The Box

Quick Start Guide,User Manual, Wireless Charging Pad
 

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 05, 2019
Dec 19, 2017
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