Samsung Galaxy S7 edge teardown reveals obvious things
T-Mobile has started delivering the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge ahead of official release dates to those who pre-ordered. The respected guys over at Chipworks managed to get their hands on one of those units, and they did exactly what they are famous for: a teardown.
According to Chipworks, the Galaxy S7 edge features a 12-megapixel camera sensor from Sony – an IMX260 as we had revealed, though the site hasn’t confirmed that yet. The new camera sensor is 5.4 mm thick, has dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and has an individual pixel size of 1.4µm. All these features were explained by Samsung during the Unpacked 2016 event, so there’s nothing too surprising here. Samsung has opted for a gyroscope from STMicroelectronics (K2G2IS), which helps in image stabilization.
Apparently, most internal parts used in the Galaxy S7 edge are fitted in plain view, and the guys over at Chipworks were impressed by Samsung’s internal design. There’s a Snapdragon 820 chipset hidden beneath a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM module from Hynix. As we had reported before the S7 duo went official, the Galaxy S7 edge uses a touchscreen controller (S6SMC41X) from Samsung.
The microphone used in the devices is from Knowles, the Wi-Fi module from Murata, the NFC controller from NXP, the barometer from STMicroelectronics, and the wireless power receiver has been sourced from IDT. If you want to know more about this teardown and the individual parts, head over to the source link below.Join the Discussion