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Galaxy Nexus Gets the Teardown Treatment To See What’s Under the Hood

Written on November 30, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Galaxy Nexus teardown shows a deeper look at Samsung's first Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone

Experts at have managed to get their hands on the upcoming and placed it under the knife to see what’s under the hood. The first gets dismantled and stripped down to its basic components and shows that it’s one of Samsung’s most simple, yet innovative gadgets.

The teardown confirms that the Galaxy Nexus will be running on Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4460 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor and is carrying the same brand for its audio and power management. Other exciting features revealed were Bosch’s pressure sensor for its “barometer” feature and a near-field communicator (NFC) located inside the battery’s foil cover, which can be useful for payment apps like Wallet.

Galaxy Nexus gets a repair-ability rating of 6 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair. An acceptable rating for being one of the easiest phones to dismantle but considering its glass, display and frame fused being together; damaging the screen could mean a potentially costly replacement.

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