Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Inside the 4G Android smartphone he found hardware from Samsung, VIA Telecom, FCI, and Texas Instruments.

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  • Update 12/22/2011: When this gallery was first published, I indicated that the chip shown in this image contained the Galaxy Nexus' 1.2GHz processor. And given the information I had at the time (the processor's clock speed and chip markings), I identified the processor as Samsung's 1.2GHz Exynos 4210 processor. Since the gallery was published, Kevin Krause over at phandroid.com has suggested that the Galaxy Nexus does not use the Exynos 4210 but the Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor. This is possible, but given that I can't find any chip on the Galaxy Nexus' motherboard with markings that shown it contains a TI OMAP processor, I can't know for sure. I've updated the image's title to note that it may not contain an Exynos processor, and I've put in a call to Samsung for confirmation. I'll update this gallery when I get confirmation about the chip. -- Bill Detwiler

Topics: Hardware, Google, Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    8MP camera? Is there a difference in the Verizon version or is this just a typo?
    fsupete
    • RE: Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      @fsupete Seriously!!! A lighted cover integrated with reserve battery. http://www.solarmio.com/en/OnlineStore.aspx
      sreeseche
  • Processor?

    Wait, what? Doesn't the Galaxy Nexus have the OMAP 4460? Isn't the Galaxy S2 the one with the Exynos 4210?
    dr2ww62
    • RE: Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      @dr2ww62 Yes, it has the OMAP 4460: http://phandroid.com/2011/12/16/no-the-verizon-galaxy-nexus-does-not-have-an-exynos-chip-teardown/
      Iceman0803