Geek Porn: Samsung’s Galaxy S III gets torn apart for your perverted pleasure

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Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’re probably a geek. And because you’re a geek, you’ve likely spent your childhood taking things apart while your parents watched in horror. Doing that is a lot harder these days because gadgets are now basically tamper proof, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at iFixIt and Chipworks from prying open Samsung’s 2012 flagship device, the Galaxy S III. What they found inside shouldn’t surprise you. There’s a quad core Exynos processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a glorious 4.8 inch 720p display. But did you know that the camera sensor inside the new Galaxy is made by Sony? Not only that, but it’s the same sensor that’s in the “ancient” iPhone 4S. That’s incredibly odd considering that Samsung has their own camera division and thus likely make their own camera sensors. Anyhow, for those of you who like to see motherboards and microscopic components, enjoy the photos.

So should you get a Galaxy S III? It’s arguably the best Android phone on the planet right now. HTC’s One X has a slightly better display, but you have to root the damn thing to get rid of Sense. Yes, Sense 4.0 is a lot lighter than previous versions of Sense, but it’s still a pain in the ass. Meanwhile Samsung’s “TouchWIZ Nature UX” is incredibly light and actually pretty useful. But let’s be honest for a second, you can’t go wrong with either of these phones. They’re both incredible pieces of hardware.

Expect to hear more about the new Galaxy when it launches in North America later this month. Earlier today Samsung announced that their new baby is going to land on all four major operators, plus U.S. cellular. It’s going to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 inside instead of a quad core Exynos, but that’s not a bad thing, especially since the S4 version will ship with 2 GB of RAM onboard.

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