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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GNEX has newer integrated modem for samsung vzw phones

This article is mostly about samsung taking steps to increase per phone margins. One of the steps they have done is create a new integrated modem for their verizon phones, which the gnex has.

Samsung takes another page from Apple's playbook: increase margins

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ABI recently performed a teardown on Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and the firm analyzed the components found within the handset. Among them was a new version of Samsung’s LTE chipset that is estimated to cost half as much as the chip it replaces.

“The Samsung Galaxy Nexus modem is constructed with the combination of a Via Telecom CDMA/EVDO Rev. A integrated circuit and a Samsung LTE baseband integrated circuit,” the firm wrote in its report. “This combination is now common for Samsung’s Verizon phones, but the Galaxy Nexus sports a new version of the LTE baseband chip. The new chip is estimated at nearly half the cost of the prior chip’s $23 price tag.”

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Natural progression of increasing margins is business 101. Since when did Apple invent this? Maybe they just filed a patent on this magical way of doing business so they can claim it as their own!
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for having a few things going against this phone (first ICS LTE device, and a new LTE chip) it is bar far the best phone i have ever used.

sure it has it issues (mostly signal related) but honestly, it is still 10X the phone my perfect thunderbolt ever was
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Natural progression of increasing margins is business 101. Since when did Apple invent this? Maybe they just filed a patent on this magical way of doing business so they can claim it as their own!
I Lol'd. Doesn't apple create everything first, the rest just steal it?

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for having a few things going against this phone (first ICS LTE device, and a new LTE chip) it is bar far the best phone i have ever used.

sure it has it issues (mostly signal related) but honestly, it is still 10X the phone my perfect thunderbolt ever was
Agreed! It's been a really good phone for my wife and I, worth the wait. My thought/hope is that since this radio set will be used on all of the new samsung vzw devices, we should see a lot of effort on getting it to work.
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