We recently reported record pre-orders by Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagships which suggest the popularity they have gained after a short time of their launch. If you have ever wondered what lies under the shiny chase of the new Galaxy flagships to make them so powerful devices, a tear down can help to find out. Here we have the complete teardown of the Galaxy S7 edge, the larger and curved display variant of Galaxy s7 duo. Having a look at the components, we can find some interesting things to notice for an appreciating performance.
Current teardown of the Galaxy S7 was done by Chipworks, which goes beyond the usual teardowns to figure out each and every chip and component. Following the detailed teardown of the Galaxy S7 Edge we got from Chipworks some excellent shots of its internal components and also some interesting observations that were noted on its camera setup and other components by the teardown team.
For camera expertise, Samsung has improved the camera components on the new Galaxy flagships. The fundamental improvement in its internal components is the improved pixel size on the rear camera of Galaxy S7 Edge, which is also same on the Galaxy S7. Against the 1.12 µm pixels, rear camera of the Galaxy S6 the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge contain 1.4 µm pixels camera. The camera sensor also carries the Sony logo which is expected to be the Sony IMX260.
Besides the camera sensors, it was noted in the teardown that Samsung has for the very first time used its S6SMC41X touchscreen controller (TSC) on Galaxy S7 edge. But for LPDDR4 RAM Samsung has opted for Hynix instead of its LSI division. Finally, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset present with model number MSM8996.