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Display

Size

6.0 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
367 PPI
2688 x 1242 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
458 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

71.71 %
84.29 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 8940
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 505
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

16GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat)
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

3990 mAh
3179 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
7 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.5 x 3.3 x 0.37 inches (165.1 x 83.8 x 9.4 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.34 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

 
Gold, Silver, Space gray

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 03, 2017
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value: SRQ-ZTEN9560 link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3219A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.66 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body

1.19 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.19 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 1099

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 25, 2017
Sep 12, 2018
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