toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.44 ( -2.86 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Nexus S teardown reveals flat LCD, NFC antenna

updated 08:40 pm EST, Thu December 16, 2010

Hardware otherwise similar to Galaxy S

The crew at iFixit has already dissected the Nexus S handset, borne of direct collaboration between Google and Samsung. The teardown reveals a list of internal components mostly similar to other high-end Android offerings already on the market, but with a few interesting additions. The handset shares many of the same features as Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, including a 1GHz ARM A8 Hummingbird processor and AMOLED display.

The "contour display" is one of the few features that differentiates the Nexus S from the rest of the crowd, but the teardown shows that the curved geometry is only applied to the glass itself. The 800x480 LCD and touchscreen are both flat, like any other handset.

Other than the curved display, the device integrates a unique NFC module that adheres to the back cover. The motherboard design was also described as "peculiar," as its inner perimeter wraps around the entire battery.

iFixit gave the Nexus S a repairability score of seven out of 10, citing potential difficulties using a heat gun to separate the display from the frame. Samsung also fused the LCD to the glass, requiring users to replace both at the same time, while the earpiece speaker, speakerphone speaker, and sensor bank are also tied into a single unit.

The Android 2.3 phone is currently available unlocked and contract-free for $530, or subsidized through T-Mobile for $200 with a two-year agreement.

















by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    BUT...


    Will it Blend as well as the iPhone 4?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented