If you have been wondering what components come together to make the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung’s most impressive flagship smartphones ever, then you might wanted to check out the report published by patent and technology research firm Chipworks. Chipworks was able to identify a lot of components used in the two smartphones, and has published a full list along with interesting commentary on specific components.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature quite a lot of Samsung-made components, possibly the most for any device from the company. This includes the company’s own LTE module (part of the Shannon 333 modem, which we were the first to reveal as being Samsung’s answer to Qualcomm’s modems), NFC controller, processor, memory, and even the image processor. According to Chipworks, Samsung’s decision to opt for STMicroelectronics’s touch screen controller is interesting, as traditionally it’s companies like Synaptics and a few other Chinese OEMs that usually win orders for touch screen controllers.
The two phones use quite a few other chips from various manufacturers including Broadcom (we exclusively reported about the Broadcom sensor hub that Samsung is introducing to the market with the S6 devices), Wolfson (WM1840 audio codec), and Skyworks. Head over to the source link for all the details, including a look at Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor.