Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Early Teardown

Samsung yesterday took the wraps off of its next world beating Android phone, and one unit in China's already been splayed open for the world to see. Like with the Galaxy S3, Samsung will likely offer different variants for different world markets, including different CPU choices -- such as in-house-designed Exynos 5410 octa-core vs. the just-revealed Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. The Chinese model featured in the teardown has the former SoC, and even has dual-SIM support.

What's impressive is that the S4 has a best-in-class 2600 mAh battery that is removable, which completely erases the argument that sealed batteries lead to larger capacities.

Check out the full teardown photos here.

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  • tarzan2001
    hunshikiWhat? Note 2 comes with 3100mAH and it's removable..

    The Note 2 is also much larger and therefore has the space and the NEED for a much larger battery.
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  • belardo
    The USA is not the largest market for cellphones, that is why. We don't have the fastest or cheapest phone or Internet service. There are far more models available everywhere else in the world, but here. Like in the old FeaturePhone era, Sony would have about 8-10 current phone models available in the USA. Go to UK or Europe in general, you would have over 40 to choose from.
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  • tarzan2001
    I just hope the US market doesn't get shafted again when it comes to the CPU like they did with the Samsung Galaxy S3. Yes, I know a dual-core is "good enough" to do pretty much everything, but they marketed the S3 as having a beastly quad-core, and then gave the US market a dual-core, albeit with 2 GB of RAM. Now that we've been hearing about the S4 having a new 4+4 "octa-core" design for so many months generating so much interest for the phone and its potential, it would be extremely disappointing to see it being sold with "only" a quad-core (just like all of its competition) here in the US.
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  • hunshiki
    What? Note 2 comes with 3100mAH and it's removable..
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  • tarzan2001
    I just hope the US market doesn't get shafted again when it comes to the CPU like they did with the Samsung Galaxy S3. Yes, I know a dual-core is "good enough" to do pretty much everything, but they marketed the S3 as having a beastly quad-core, and then gave the US market a dual-core, albeit with 2 GB of RAM. Now that we've been hearing about the S4 having a new 4+4 "octa-core" design for so many months generating so much interest for the phone and its potential, it would be extremely disappointing to see it being sold with "only" a quad-core (just like all of its competition) here in the US.
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  • tarzan2001
    hunshikiWhat? Note 2 comes with 3100mAH and it's removable..

    The Note 2 is also much larger and therefore has the space and the NEED for a much larger battery.
    19