While it hasn’t hit the U.S. shores yet, Samsung’s Galaxy S II is booming overseas. Interestingly, ABI Research has torndown the beloved device, revealing that Samsung has incorporated technology that hasn’t been used before — in any device. What’s worth noting in the teardown is the Galaxy S II’s processor, the Samsung Exynos 4210 dual-core. The Exynos is believed to be a big competitor to the Tegra 2. ABI Research says Samsung has set “a new benchmark for almost every category on which a smartphone is measured.” The new changes include:
- Exynos dual-core apps processor. 118.8 mm2 die size with amperage specs roughly similar to the Tegra 2.
- New single-packaged multi-band multi-mode PA from RFMD.
- New CMOS-based antenna switch.
- New lower-power XMM6260 cellular chipset from Infineon.
ABI has also listed in their teardown circuit board photos, performance measurements, cost information, and board area data. We’ve heard Samsung has started totally from scratch with this device. The teardown is definitely worth checking out.