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Display

Size

6.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio,
449 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

80.52 %
82.53 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Adreno 618

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity

3140 mAh
3140 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera

 
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

OIS, PDAF
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Third camera

12 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
EIS

Front

8 MP (OIS, EIS, HDR)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.68 x 0.32 inches (158 x 68 x 8.2 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.78 oz (164.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 65/68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Grey, Blue, Red
Just black

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), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 19 (1600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.1

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible

T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 25, 2020

 
FCC ID value: A4RG025J link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
1.18 W/kg

Body

 
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 349

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 05, 2019
Aug 03, 2020
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