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This rugged variant of the S8 has all of the features of the its flagship cousin, but in a tougher body with a larger battery. Key features include a top-end processor, tall-aspect-ratio quad-HD+ display, auto-focus front camera, water resistance, iris scanner, and fingerprint sensor. It also supports Samsung Pay - via both NFC and magnetic card emulation - Samsung's DeX desktop dock, fast wireless charging, memory cards, and 3.5mm headphones.

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Specs

 
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Display 5.8 in   diagonal, 18.5:9
1440 x 2960 pixels
568 ppi   approx.
Type: AMOLED
shatter-resistant
Battery 4000 mAh LiIon
Non-removable
Talk: 32 hours max.
Standby: 120 hours max.
Processor 2.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835   MSM8998
octa-core / 64-bit
4 GB RAM
LPDDR4
Storage 64 GB raw hardware
53 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
Camera 12+ megapixel
OIS, f/1.7, LED flash
HDR, panorama, manual mode, selective focus

Video: 4K UHD
hyperlapse, slow-motion
Front Camera 8 megapixel
auto-focus, f/1.7
Weight 7.34 oz   208 g
Dimensions 5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 in   152 x 75 x 9.9 mm
OS / Platform Android version 7
Modes
LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE   4G
band 1 / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 3 / 1800 MHz   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 7 / 2600 MHz   IMT-E (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia)
band 8 / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 12 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA)
band 20 / 800 MHz   EU Digital Dividend (Europe)
band 28 / 700 MHz   APT (Oceana, Asia, Central America)
band 29 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 30 / 2300 MHz   WCS (Americas (AT&T))
band 40 / 2300 MHz   (Asia, Africa, Oceana)
band 41 / 2500 MHz   BRS / EBS (USA (Sprint))
band 66 / 1700 MHz   AWS-3 (Americas (T-Mobile))
band 71 / 600 MHz   600 (USA (T-Mobile))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
 
not all versions have LTE 71
Data Technology LTE (Cat 16)
can support Gigabit LTE
SIM card size Nano   4FF

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Features

 
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Barometer Yes
Fingerprint Reader Yes
Flashlight Yes
Ruggedized MIL-STD-810G for 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, low pressure/high altitude
VR-ready Compatible Headset(s): Gear VR, Daydream
Water-Resistant Rating: IPX8 (SCUBA)
up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes
Accessibility
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
Alerts
Extra Display -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.7, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.3, AVRC 1.4, HID, PAN, MAP
version 5.0, supports aptX
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink Yes
NFC Yes
USB Connector: USB Type C
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n
Customization
Changeable Body Plates -
Input
Side Keys volume, Bixby on left / lock on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
screen is shatter-resistant up to 5 feet on a flat surface
Memory
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD
up to 256 GB
Music
FM Radio -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
DLNA -
Miracast -
TV Output -
Power
Fast Charging Standard: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
plus Samsung proprietary 18W mode
Wireless Charging dual-standard, plus Samsung fast mode
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice Yes
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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FCC IDs A3LSMG892A »   approved Jun 30, 2017
A3LSMG892U »   approved Oct 20, 2017

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