The latest smartphone to get a tear down is the Samsung Galaxy S III. The model on display is the GT-i9300, the international version of the phone. The Exynos 4412 1.4GHz quad-core processor is a dead giveaway. It’s guts were splayed out for all to see. So what is inside?
Well, there’s the Intel Wireless PMB9811X Gold Baseband that was also used in the Samsung Galaxy S II. Wi-Fi is handled by the Broadcom BMC 4330 and GPS, the Broadcom BCM4334 receiver. The NXP PN544 NFC Chip is there for NFC support. Some parts are labeled, like the Melfas 8PL533 Touch Screen Controller, the Wolfson WM1811AE Audio Codec and the Maxim Max77686 Power Management IC. The Maxim Max 77693 handles PMIC, MUIC, and the flash LED control.
There’s also an 8 Mp 1.4 µm back-illuminated primary image sensor. The same sensor in the Apple iPhone 4S.
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