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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
801 PPI
2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.48 %
84.85 %

Peak brightness

700 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, available to use: 49.31 GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3230 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

13 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (156 x 77 x 7.9 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.74 oz (191.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Silver, Pink, Red
Black, Gray, Blue, White

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), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band)
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), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

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 Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 26, 2017

 
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.28 W/kg

Body

 
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 700

In The Box

Charger, USB-C Cable and Manual
 

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 27, 2017
May 30, 2017
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