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Apple iPhone 6s

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Launch

Announced 2015, September 2015, December
Status Available. Released 2015, September Available. Released 2015, December

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A510F, A510FD, A5100, A510Y
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700) - A1688 LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) - A510F, A510FD
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm (5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 in)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio) 5.2 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Platform

OS iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.3.2, planned upgrade to iOS 10 Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Apple A9 Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Exynos 7580 Octa
CPU Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) Adreno 405 Mali-T720MP2

Memory

Card Slot No microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - A510F, A510M, A5100, A510Y microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - A510FD
Internal 16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash,
Features 1/3" sensor size, 1.22 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30fps,
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama 5 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1080p

Sound

Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 65dB Voice 65dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 66dB
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes (LTE model only)
Radio No FM radio
USB v2.0, reversible connector microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari) HTML5
Java No No

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Po 1715 mAh battery (6.9 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G) Up to 16 h (3G)

Misc

Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Black, White, Gold, Pink
SAR EU 0.87 W/kg (head)     0.98 W/kg (body)     0.29 W/kg (head)     0.47 W/kg (body)    
Price group 9/10 (About 620 EUR) 7/10 (About 340 EUR)

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