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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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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.