Samsung kicked off 2017 with the launch of the new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The two smartphones have received mostly positive reviews, especially for their design. While we have been more than curious to see the engineering inside the Galaxy S8, a few teardowns have given us a good idea about innards of the smartphone. After iFixit teardowns, Samsung has officially given the phones a teardown treatment. The teardown reveals interesting details about the phone and gives us a peek at what s inside of the phone. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
Samsung has split the Galaxy S8 phone into five parts to explain the teardown. Talking about the display Samsung says that the 18.5:9-ratio screen that fills the front of the device lets users “enhances multitasking” as well as “working on the go more efficient.” Next Samsung explains that it had to move the Display Driver IC from the top to the bottom to reduce the phone s bezels. For those who are unaware, the Display Driver IC (DDI) is a feature that supports various image compression algorithms of major APs to reduce power consumption.
Talking about the front camera, Samsung says that it has built the front camera into the phone s upper bezel to maximize screen space. Talking about the front sensors that the Galaxy phones come with, Samsung says that the black bezels and tint prints were applied on the front of the smartphone to hide the front sensors just to synthesize the aesthetic of the device. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Low-light camera performance compared
Another interesting thing that Samsung notes in its teardown is that the new PCB structure minimizes the gap between the processor and the heat pipe. This, according to Samsung will help in faster and better hear transfer. Speaking of the phone s safety, Samsung also mentions that the battery features a rubber barrier to buffer shocks and prevent any accidents. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 camera review: A closer look at the front and rear camera on the newest flagship out there
Coming to the battery, Samsung says the Galaxy S8 can be charged from the electromagnetic field and supports Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and AirFuel Alliance wireless charging standards in two frequency bands. Samsung further details out that the Galaxy S8 is also the first smartphone to feature support for gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi. This means that when wireless networks that supports gigabit speeds, the device will automatically support fast downloads of up to 1Gbps.
Samsung mentions that the fact that they have used a rubber barrier to protect the battery. Samsung also highlights the fact that the Galaxy S8 phones are first phone in the market with Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity. READ MORE here.
Read Samsung’s full teardown here.
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