Galaxy S6 Teardown: All About the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

on June 5, 2015
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It is pretty remarkable how many great features and components the teams of designers and engineers managed to squeeze into the Galaxy S6’s svelte 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7.0mm body. Here’s a quick teardown of some of the major parts of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone.




1. Display: The Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560×1440) has a remarkable 577 pixels per inch. It is also equipped with Samsung’s own Adaptive Display technology, which optimizes brightness and color temperature for all circumstances. It’s also 20% more power efficient than ever before.


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1.1 The Galaxy S6 edge has a dual curved display, which provides a more immersive 3D experience and adds a new level of functionality as well, with the People Edge.


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2. Bracket: The bracket, among the other components, is structured to share the shock from impacts and reduce the possibility of breakage.


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3. Rear Case: The frame is made of 6013 aluminum, which is 1.5 times stronger than the more conventionally used 6063 aluminum. In addition, the antenna is welded into it, which frees up more internal space and makes it more stable.




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4. Speaker: The high power 1.2-watt speaker with smart amplifier is 1.5 times more powerful than the speaker on the Galaxy S5 and delivers high performance sound for a micro-speaker.


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5. Rear Glass: Both the front and back of the phone is covered with the ultra-durable 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4.




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6. Battery: The 2,550 mAh battery is equipped for wireless charging, and is compatible with both PMA and WPC formats. The thickness of the wireless charging coil is just 0.27mm. In addition, 10 minutes of wired Fast Charge will provide users with enough power for up to four hours of use. Users can get up to 20 hours of use on a single charge.


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7. Front Camera: Developers were able to increase the camera’s sensor size while maintaining its overall thinness. The 5 megapixel camera has a better aperture (F1.9) than ever before, for better photos in dark conditions. The front camera is also equipped with Auto Real-time HDR.


8. Rear Camera: This 16 megapixel camera also comes equipped with a F1.9 lens and Auto-real time HDR, as well as optical image stabilization, tracking Auto-focus and LED flash.


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9. Fingerprint scanner: The enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner not only provides better security, it also will be a key part of Samsung Pay when it is rolled out this summer in the United States and South Korea.


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10. Ear jack: Now located on the bottom of the phone, it is even better situated for the brand new earphones that come with the Galaxy S6.




11. Mobile AP: The world’s first 14nm mobile processor with a 64-bit platform. This enables higher performance with lower power consumption. It uses UFS 2.0 flash memory and the new LPDDR4 RAM.


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