TechInsights’ Teardown.com got our hands on one of the early-release versions, and we were excited when we found ours contained Samsung’s latest version of its Exynos processor, the Exynos 5422 with its 1.6 Ghz 8-core architecture. This processor replaces the Exynos 4412 we found in our teardown of the Galaxy S4 and has 4 ARM Cortex A15 cores and 4 ARM Cortex A7 cores.
Teardown.com disassembled the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The phone also shows off Samsung’s SuperAMOLED display architecture, increasing from 5" to 5.1" with resolution remaining at 1920x1080.
The phone also comes with a bevy of new sensors, and we were excited to discover Maxim’s new Heart Rate Biosensor OS21A in our device. In addition to the Maxim socket win, we found leading parts from Invensense (MPU-65006-Axis integrated gyroscope and accelerometer), Silicon Image’s Sil8240 MHL 2.0 transmitter with HDMI input, the NXP PN547 NFC controller, and two wins by Intel with the X-Gold 636/PMB-9820 Baseband Processor and Power Management and the SMARTi UE3/PMB 5745 GSM/WCDMA RF transceiver.