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iFixit today opened up the Google Nexus S and revealed some interesting facts about it. iFixit reported that the Nexus S doesn’t differ too much from the Galaxy S smartphones. iFixit said that Samsung used a clever trick to get its Super AMOLED Contour Display to work.
Nexus S runs on a 1GHz Cortex A8-based Hummingbird processor and has about 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal NAND storage, a 4″ Super AMOLED display, a rear-facing 5MP autofocus camera, and a front-facing VGA camera. It’s powered by a 1500mAh battery which is better than the 1400mAh batteries used in the Nexus One and the iPhone 4.
The main difference in hardware between the Galaxy S variants and the Nexus S is the addition of a near field communication module near the rear cover and also the slightly curved surface called “Contour Display.” The glass covering the display is slightly curved to its exterior surface.
The front and rear cameras are connected as one part and so are the earpiece speaker, speakerphone speaker, and proximity sensors. iFixit said that this integration reduces assembly time and costs.
iFixit said that the Nexus S doesn’t support the 850MHz and 1900MHz HSPA frequency bands that AT&T uses for 3G data. The lack of those frequencies means AT&T users will be stuck on EDGE. iFixit rated Nexus S at 7 out of 10 for overall repairability.