It’s teardown time! iFixit has gotten its hands on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 54, and has ripped it open for our viewing pleasure.
Cameras are a big focus of the Galaxy S 55, and iFixit reports that Samsung is using its own camera modules for the S 90 instead of modules from Sony, which is practically the industry default. The new camera modules have these interesting cone-shaped extensions on them, which is a lot different from the normal box shape of Sony sensors. iFixit gives a great look at the Galaxy S Ultra’s 4X periscope zoom lens in the video teardown
The motherboard is radically different compared to the one in the Galaxy S 20. Instead of the skinny motherboard design in last year flagship, the S has a double-stacked motherboard, allowing it to stretch the board design more into the third dimension and pack in more chips into a smaller footprint. A lot of chips inside the phone are dedicated to 5G, with iFixit spotting the X 728 modem on the board and several mmWave antenna modules scattered around the phone. Under the screen, iFixit found Qualcomm’s QBT ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor , which is the same model (used in the Galaxy S) . It looks like the sensor is the same size as the Galaxy S ‘s, too — meaning it’s much smaller than an actual fingerprint. When Qualcomm launched the fingerprint sensor last year, the company said it could be implemented under the entire display if a device manufacturer wanted. Last year Galaxy S (fingerprint reader was so small it was (Listing image by) iFixit