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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jinwons View Post
You have some interesting observations on APs. I wonder what AP they are planning for SGSIII next year. Some sources said samsung will make quad core Exynos that will be slotted in SGSIII next year. But others recently said they will use 28nm 4th gen snapdragon S4 89X0 with integrated LTE soon. It looks like they are taking later approach for LTE SGS2 at this time.
Yea, the slim factor of the Galaxy S2 is a tough value prop for Samsung to hold up..

Just look at the size of the board:
http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/dko2oBWWbgsSvhKq.large
http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/GVUGCVdx2BMSHVe3.large

It's TINY.. you can see why no duplicate silicon is such an issue

Compare it to the board of a Droid Charge:

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4465/ChargePCB2.PNG

Lots of space and three separate chips.. the VIA baseband, the Hummingbird AP, and the Samsung CMC2200

It's huge by comparison..
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