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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.00 %
89.33 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptable), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 660

RAM:

3GB
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 21.5 GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2900 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

23 MP (Laser and PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

13 MP (Wide Angle)
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.68 oz (161.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray, Pink, Blue
Phantom black, Silver

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 14, 2017
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

PY7-29752M link
A3LSMG998U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.53 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.35 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.47 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.80 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 01, 2016
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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