Canadian experts from Chipworks got their hands on the flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge, to disassemble the unit and check all his “insides”.
In contrast to the dismantling of other sites that dismantle gadgets to assess their maintainability, the guys from the company Chipworks obsessed with finding-out model and origin of all to the latest chip, which makes them an overview of the more interesting, but also time consuming.
Therefore, their work is done in several stages. So far everything is going well, experts from Chipworks managed to make a few shots inside of the Galaxy S7 Edge and bring interesting observations on the various components, in particular the device camera.
Just as Apple switched to sensor pixel size of 1.5 microns to 1.4 microns, Samsung has increased the size of the pixels in the sensor S7 Edge from 1.12 microns to 1.4 microns. Chipworks of experts say that the smartphone installed Sony IMX260 sensor, as the sensor is accompanied by a marked trail of Sony.
There are other interesting observations. Apparently, Samsung decided to use its own controller touch screen S6SMC41X what happened the first time. Experts from Chipworks first saw the Samsung controller in the Chinese smartphone a few weeks ago.
It is curious that the operational LPDDR4 supplied by Hynix memory, rather than the Samsung, but most likely the company uses a number of suppliers and does not rely on Hynix as the sole supplier.
Chipworks also confirmed the presence of a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 model number, and noticed that between the chipset and memory increased interconnection soldering, which can improve the bandwidth and protect against large heat.