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iFixit Tears down the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

April 7, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

iFixit has been quite busy lately. After tearing down the HTC One M9 and revealing what most of us already knew, that it’s almost impossible to repair. They also tore down the Samsung Galaxy S6. Now they’ve torn down the most interesting device so far this year, that’s the Galaxy S6 Edge. Their tear down reveals that the battery is glued to the curved display. Which isn’t a huge surprise, I mean it has to go somewhere. Also, as expected, if you need to replace the display, well that’s gonna cost you. It shouldn’t be a surprise as it is a curved display, and not many of those are out there.

If you take a look at the logic board, you’ll see that the Exynos 7420 is there. Which is a 64-bit 2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with Samsung’s K3RG3G30MM-DGCH 3GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM. There’s also 32GB of Samsung’s NAND flash storage inside. Skyworks 78041 Hybrid Multimode Multiband Front-End Module, Samsung’s N5DDPS3 NFC controller. And finally the InvenSense MP65M 6-axis Accel + Gyro, and Samsung C2N89U which is the image processor.

Tear downs like this are always pretty interesting, as it lets us know what all is inside the device. And it appears that this particular model of the Galaxy S6 Edge has no Qualcomm parts at all inside. iFixit also does a good job of letting us know what can be fixed and how difficult it could be. iFixit awarded the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge a repairability score of 3 out of 10. That’s the same score that the HTC One M8 and One M9 both got. So I guess there’s no edge there for Samsung over it’s competition?

You can check out iFixit’s full tear down of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from the source link below. It’s quite an interesting tear down, actually. iFixit takes out everything, even the physical home button there. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the most talked about devices so far this year, and with good reason. Samsung has gone and made a beautiful smartphone, with some really cool features, and the Edge display looks amazing.