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LOOK INSIDE (PART 4): Samsung Galaxy S III Teardown

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After we saw what's inside the HP AIO in Part 1, Apple New iPad 3 4G in Part 2 and GALAXY Tab 7.7 LTE in Part 3 today lets see the inside look of the recently launched and the most hyped Samsung Galaxy S III.

Here we go....


Step 1
Arguably the most hyped-up Android phone to ever hit the market, the Samsung Galaxy S III has an impressive list of accolades. Here are some of the heavy-hitting tech specs:
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.8" Super AMOLED 720 x 1280 resolution display
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core application processor
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • 8 MP rear-facing and 1.9 MP front-facing cameras
  • 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal storage


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Step 2
Let's talk tools for a minute.

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Step 3
  • The simple, sleek design of the newest Galaxy S implements a standard power/sleep button on the side of the device.
  • As we ready ourselves to dig into this Galaxy S, it watches us with its rear 8 MP camera. To the left and right of the camera are the flash and speaker assemblies.

  • The Galaxy S is not only watching us, but listening, as well.



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Step 4
  • Much like in the Galaxy Nexus, we find a user serviceable battery in the Samsung Galaxy S III.
  • The 3.8 V, 2100 mAh battery incorporates the Near Field Communications (NFC) module used in "S Beam".

  • For those who are curious, 2100 mAh is equivalent to 7560 Coulombs of charge. Unsurprisingly, this is the same amount of charge that a 3.8V, 7.98 Wh battery holds.
  • Well this is interesting. It would seem Samsung wants us to "refer to [the] manual before using [the] battery?" Yeah, like that's gonna happen...

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Step 5
  • Internals time. The spudger takes care of the first two plastic assemblies.
  • The first piece out is the rear plastic frame that protects the motherboard and houses a single liquid indicator sticker.
  • Removal of the frame grants us access to an easily replaceable speaker assembly.


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Step 6
  • The big question now is what we should remove first. So many components in such a small volume!
  • Rear-facing camera you say? Sure, lets pry that 8 MP behemoth of a camera out from the inner framework.

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Step 7
  • We continue by removing the motherboard from the inner framework.
  • With the motherboard out of the way, we can get a good look at the inner support frame. While we suspect that the frame is probably magnesium, we do not yet have any concrete proof.
  • We find a chip that isn't attached to the motherboard: a Melfas 8PL533 Touch Sensor that translates your touch inputs into zeroes and ones.

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Step 8
Chipworks eagerly provided us with pictures of the motherboard less than an hour into the teardown! Here is the front of the motherboard:
RED: Murata M2322007 WiFi Module
ORANGE: Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core A9 processor with 1 GB LP DDR2 Green Memory (K3PE7E700M-XGC2)
YELLOW: Samsung KMVTU000LM eMMC(16GB)+MDDR(64MB) NAND Flash
CYAN: Intel Wireless PMB9811X Gold Baseband processor
BLUE: MAX77693 and MAX77686
PINK: Broadcom BCM47511 Integrated Monolithic GNSS Receiver
BLACK: 33ODC 2214 4TP AC

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Step 9: Bottom of motherboard
RED: Wolfson Microelectronics WM1811 stereo codec
ORANGE: Skyworks SKY77604 Multi-Band Power amplifier
BLUE: Silicon Image 9244 low-power MHL Transmitter
CYAN: NXP PN544 NFC Chip.
YELLOW: Infineon PMB5712 RF transceiver

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Step 10
The glass is fused to the display, and the display to the Galaxy S III's frame.
This will greatly increase the amount of money one has to spend when replacing the glass, should one be unfortunate enough to break it.

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Step 12
Some more shots of that saucy camera, including a Chipworks x-ray!
Chipworks has confirmed that the camera has a Sony BSI sensor, and that's it's basically the same unit found in the iPhone 4S.

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Step 13: Samsung Galaxy S III deconstructed.
We're not going to give it a Repairability Score because we don't feel it's right to judge a device through the intertubes. We're getting a unit of our own, so we'll update the teardown with a score once we have it in hand.

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Via iFixit
 

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Again excellent post with pics... I like all your LOOK INSIDE threads... ;) This one is damn cool, truely a tech expert you are... :luv
 
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