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Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) - for China
  CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71 - Global 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - A2101
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - USA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - A1921, A2104
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2018, August 09 2018, September 12
Status Available. Released 2018, August 24 Available. Released 2018, September 21
Body
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
Weight 201 g (7.09 oz) 208 g (7.34 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display
Type Super AMOLED, HDR10 Super Retina OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 625 nits (typ)
Size 6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio) 6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density) 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
 Always-on display Wide color gamut
3D Touch
True-tone
Platform
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5 iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 15
Chipset Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
 UFS 2.1 NVMe
Main Camera
Modules 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@60fps (no OIS/EIS), 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Selfie Camera
Modules 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF
2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR HDR
Video 1440p@30fps 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes No
 32-bit/384kHz audio
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Lightning, USB 2.0
Features
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Siri natural language commands and dictation
Battery
Type Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 3174 mAh, non-removable (12.08 Wh)
Charging Fast charging 15W
Qi/PMA wireless charging - market dependent
Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 16 h (multimedia)
Music play Up to 65 h
Misc
Colors Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White Space Gray, Silver, Gold
SAR 1.29 W/kg (head)     1.03 W/kg (body)     1.16 W/kg (head)     1.17 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.38 W/kg (head)     1.51 W/kg (body)     0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    
Models SM-N960F, SM-N9600, SM-N960F, SM-N960U, SM-N960U1, SM-N960N, SM-N960W, SM-N960X, SCV40 A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104, Phone11,6
Price $ 249.99 / £ 384.99 / € 509.99 $ 395.00 / £ 339.70
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 248823 (v7), 315447 (v8)
GeekBench: 9026 (v4.4), 2092 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 353210 (v7)
GeekBench: 11432 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 47fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.531 (sunlight) Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.516 (sunlight)
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Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB Voice 70dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 84dB
Audio quality Noise -93.7dB / Crosstalk -94.1dB Noise -93.7dB / Crosstalk -82.8dB
Battery life Endurance rating 97h Endurance rating 79h

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