Epic 4G Touch teardown

First comes the major smartphone launch, then comes the teardown. The folks at iFixit have done their thing to the Samsung Galaxy S II Sprint Epic 4G Touch. And, lo and behold, it's a smartphone! No real surprises so far as the layman (that's us) is concerned, though apparently the Broadcom chip also has FM capabilities. Hardly the first time we've seen that go unused. Anyhoo, if you're into smartphone pr0n, check out the link below.

Source: iFixit

There are 17 comments

turbofan says:

Time for a new smartphone teardown joke...

PingaDulce says:

No kidding

piizzadude says:

Unpossible I say!

Jesse Potter says:

I knew it all along.

mamejunkie says:

OMG!!! Really? I would have thought it contain tank parts. Or pork.

piizzadude says:

mmmmmmmmmm...........bacon smartphone..

Tonio21 says:

Of course it has a FM chip, how else are us users supposed to use sprint radio ? Plus I think a radio is advertised as one of the features.

PingaDulce says:

I'm telling you... You can't make this stuff up. Sometimes I think these authors just act dumb on purpose, in order to try and stir things up a bit.

Unibrow says:

Sprint radio uses your DATA connection. Has nothing to do with actually having an FM radio built in.

*edit* I only quickly looked but I see no mention of an FM radio on Sammy's site

coastie8075 says:

The FM radio is available on the European versions of the SII. I use it all the time. So why disable it on the 4G version?

frmorrison says:

The app Tunein Radio uses your Data connection (even if you want to connect to a local radio station), so that Sprint app could be similar.

Insp_Gadget says:

My God... It's full of stars!

john_v says:

"It contains smartphone parts? Inconceivable!"

"You keep using that word; I don't think it means what you think it means."

Love the Princess Bride quote. Actually had to read the Princess Bride for homework over the summer :P

john_v says:

Was wondering if anyone would catch that :) I love that movie...so many great lines!

Mikey47 says:

Best. Title. Ever.

tronthedon says:

Any chance a ROM/radio/kernel/etc could be made to make use of the dormant FM tuner?