Samsung Galaxy S IV gets the teardown treatment, see what's inside

Samsung Galaxy S IV gets the teardown treatment, see what's inside
Unsurprisingly, another set of Samsung Galaxy S 4 photos have surfaced on the web, courtesy of the very same Chinese source that has been releasing leak after leak. This time we're treated to a look at the smartphone's insides - battery, motherboard, chips, and everything in between. 

Something worth knowing is that the Samsung Galaxy S 4, or at least the Chinese version of it, will pack a 2,600mAh battery. That's actually pretty good for a contemporary high-end Android smartphone. Also, there will be a variant of the device that will come with a couple of SIM card slots for use with multiple carriers simultaneously. In addition, the microSD card slot is being revealed, presumably with support for microSD cards of up to 64GB.

Then there's the motherboard populated with all kinds of chips, the most interesting of them being the Exynos 5410, also known as the Exynos 5 Octa. That's the SoC expected to power the European variant of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 as well, yet the U.S. models might get a Snapdragon 600 instead. We aren't really sure what some of the other chips are used for, but we can see a Qualcomm ESC6270, which handles GSM communication, a Broadcom BCM4752 chip for GPS, and a Samsung-made memory chip providing 16GB of storage.

Note that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 models made for Europe and the U.S. will probably differ on the inside in one way or another. Whether that will be the case or not will become known shortly, soon after the smartphone gets announced officially.


source: it168 (translated) via GSM Arena

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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74 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

And the surprise is gone. Why even have a show to announce it, when half the crap is leaked.

5. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

"Crap" is right. Well done Samsung, you pulled an Apple by releasing the EXACT SAME LOOKING device. Design was poor before and is unexcuseable now.

8. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

It's quite nothing like apple, fact this actually does differentiate from the s3. And the specs are much better than the s3 unlike anything we seen from the iphone 4 and 4s.

11. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I said it looked the same as the SIII. To defend that would be ignorant. Samsung continues to make fun of Apple's practices of releasing products that look the same and then they decide to do the exact thing. I'm disappointed. Specs may be better, but general use will not be that much different.

21. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I find you really ignorant and have a personality like a total brat. So much hate on Samsung, I hate to imagine your personality in real life. If you don't like Samsung then just piss off. Ignorant fool.

27. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Finally, someone who see's all the fools around here now. They're not even giving it the slightest chance and assuming the worst before any REAL specs is announced. It's terribly stupid of some people.

43. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

How dare you MrPhilo. How dare you. This is a tech website, we do not attack people's personalities. I think the SIV is a great device. I'm disappointed by it's design. That's all I'm saying. You are a terrible human for taking this further than what it is. So what if I do not like a device? You're going to attack me as a person for my opinion on a cell phone? You are the child and I'm surprised and disappointed by your remark.

54. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

That was an terrible attempt in a comeback. Yes this is a tech sight, I don't see no rules of not bringing in personality. Says the one with the name "RiseAgainst94" which i'm guessing is an 18/19 years old teen trying to act 'clever' being his keyboard. The way you 'dislike' Samsung design is fine, but you keep hating it in a 'harsh' way which is pathetic, you keep bringing it down like its the worse design ever! Do you know what 'opinion' is? No! Not everyone agrees to your opinion, your comment is like saying everyone hates the design of the phone but no! So what i'm saying is that your opinion isn't a fact (like what you think) that its a 'bad design'.

60. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Good. Then give your opinion by saying that you do not think the design is bad (which is a good argument, I was "harsh." and then stop writing. You do not know me as a person and there is no need to attack me. I may be harsh to a cell phone, but you are being harsh to a human. There are no rules about not bringing in personality, but common respect exists and it's a shame that you do not practice it. I never said my opinion is the "only" opinion. It's a forum, so I stated my opinion: I do not like the design. Sure, I would buy the device, it's great. The design is not my favorite, but like I said: I was being harsh, but there is never a need to say "I hate to imagine your personality in real life." That my friend, is being an ignorant fool.

63. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I want to write got a problem. I know I don't, but your comment can give me an impression of your 'personality'. No s**t your a human, did I say you was an alien? Ironic, 'common respect'. I don't think you can talk about that at all. The way you speak and commented on the first person. That isn't being ignorant, its being honest. You show a side of your personality on the internet which could translate in real life as well.

64. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

My first comment was not disrespectful to a human, it MAY have been disrespectful to an opinion: that's fine. Yes. My personality is that I do not like the design of the Galaxy SIV and your personality is that you respect cell phones more than humans. Nuff said. I'm done arguing with someone who does not respect people, it's useless. Oh, and get educated before you attack somebody. "Did I say you was an alien?" You're obviously trash.

72. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I never said you was. Oh I guess you never heard of sarcasm? My bad 'trash', terrible comeback. Just go home and cry. Such a pathetic user.

22. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

HTC one will be the smartphone to purchase, for Android users that value style and design ;o)

31. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

It would be, if it had a better ui. I hate sense, they really need to improve the simplicity and overall look of it. Not to mention it eats so much ram.

38. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Personally I'd be disappointed if the design is the exact same, I don't think it will be. The beauty of android though if the likes of samsung tried to pull an apple an re release the same phone twice or three times in a row you can choose from high end top handsets from other manufacturers. Android users have the freedom of choice

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who you trying to convince, us or yourself?

53. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

GOOD POINT. I think that really does happen when you get to taste success. You become lax and unmotivated to lean away from what is tried and tested.

30. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

ahm dude i must admit that i like the design of the htc one more than the s4 design. but the s4 is better looking than the s3. and as we know they had a huge success. i thnik that is the main reason why samsung dont changed the design radicaly. i personaly like the design more than the s3 or other phones design raiting: 1. htc one 2. s4 3. sony (cuz its nothing special if u make a smartphone just rectangular). 4. lg nexus sorry 4 my bad english xD

45. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

iPhone 4 and 4S is "EXACT SAME LOOKING" device This Samsung is a different looking device from S3 but similar design language. Kids these days...

48. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

That's a good argument, but the fact that Samsung attacks Apple for making identical devices would suggest that they would want to step forward with their designs, rather than sideways.

67. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

ignorant fool, thats why they called it 4 and 4S, unlike samsung with their SIII and SIV, with slight changes, iP4 and iP5 are different looking devices. but still , thak you sammy, now i'm 100% sure to buy a HTC One. Sammy can only copy apple (they even copy how apple release a new device--with almost 0 changes), and apple with no fresh air in their iOS, both can learn from HTC.

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

do you honestly think this is the gs4? think again. chinese clone is more like it

17. 3SM.. unregistered

In 30 minutes you will be proven wrong.

23. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

You should think again. Samsung didn't have it under wraps like they did for the S3.

69. 3SM.. unregistered

And you were indeed proven wrong.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

When I was looking at the leaked Samsung Galaxy S IV videos, I have noticed that front part of phone body is a bit transparent and looks like a glass fiber material or something like that. Or it is just me, anyone???

25. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Just a skin to hide its design for test units. They do this for cars also.

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"They do this for cars also." I thought the same when I have noticed something like a glass fiber material. :)

44. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Hmm, but then it also may mean that leaked images and videos still may be just of an prototype... :)

15. wp8forever unregistered

Samcrap fanboys are quiet lol , cheap ,ugly looking phone , nothing special lol htc one kill this crap lol

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