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Display

Size

4.6 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
319 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

69.53 %
82.53 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 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 650 8956
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 510
Adreno 618

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB, available to use: 21.2 GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3140 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 MP (CMOS image sensor, Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS

Front

5 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.5 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

4.76 oz (135.0 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: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Blue, White
Just black

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
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 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 31, 2017
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value: PY7-14784Z link
FCC ID value: A4RG025J link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.66 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

0.72 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.15 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.97 W/kg
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 01, 2016
Aug 03, 2020
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