Samsung Focus gets massive tear-down, reveals Sandisk 32nm NAND memory

Ever wanted to just rip apart your Samsung Focus and check out all of the innards? Yeah, neither did we, but looks like the fine folks at TechRepublic have decided to do it for us. Nice.

In a large series of photographs, they take a fully-functional Focus and disassemble all the PCB boards and reveal the abundant chips on board from Qualcomm, Micron, Fairchild, SiliconBlue, Avago, and Skyworks, some of which we list below:

  • Fairchild Semiconductor FSA9280A USB 2.0 switch
  • SanDisk SDIN4C2-8G 8GB NAND flash RAM
  • Samsung SWB-B23 Bluetooth IC
  • 1.0GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor
  • Qualcomm PM7540 power management

The interesting part is the usage of Sandisk NAND memory as opposed to Samsung's own high performance variant which features "...the industry’s first 20nm-based NAND flash chips". Instead, the Sandisk is the older 32nm, which is not nearly as fast as the newer stuff. But hey, no complaints on our end, though it would have been nice, no?

Source: TechRepublic

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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.