Samsung Gear 2 torn open, found to contain small electronic bits

As tends to happen with the latest mobile gadgets, just as Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch is ready to go on sale it's already been subjected to a hardware teardown by the folks over at iFixit. The site's guide to disassembling Samsung's latest wearable is now live, showing how with a Torx screwdriver and a steady hand, you can get crack open the device and get to its innards.

There aren't too many surprises lurking inside — we've known what's powering the Gear 2 for some time. Nevertheless, it's interesting to see how Samsung has crammed all this hardware into such a small, water-resistant chassis.

Overall, iFixit gives the Samsung Gear 2 a respectable repairability rating of 8 out of 10, citing the replaceable wristband, as well as ease of disassembly and battery replacement. It's held back from that perfect, however, 10 by its fused display, which is glued to the front of the device.

Hit the source link for more shots of the Gear 2 in various states of undress.

Source: iFixit

There are 8 comments

hmmm says:

So manufacturer's must give them early release of products? Seems weird they can always get their hands on stuff so early for teardowns.

Contains small electronic bits??? And to think all this time I thought it was magic little gremlins that powered the!

Nope just small little metal gubbings and a healthy dose of sorcery...

Lamaryo says:

The headline is hilarious.

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tastisnax says:

Indeed. A literal lol on this one.

In other news, Water is wet.

Really, I never expected small electronic bits in a small electronic device....

This is a surprise, I was expecting a nano nuclear fusion plant inside.. Pfff electronic parts inside, so 20th century

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