The Samsung Epic 4G gets torn down by the FCC
With just hours before the official launch of the Samsung Epic 4G, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look inside the device, thanks to internal photos provided by the FCC.
Much of the Epic 4G’s functionality is provided by the circuit board to the left. You can see a Qualcomm QSC6085, which enables CDMA and EVDO calling/data capabilities.
Next to the QSC6085 is the brains of the Epic 4G – a Samsung Hummingbird processor running at 1GHz. The Hummingbird is actually quite similar to Apple’s A4 processor – both chips are manufactured by Samsung and both chips feature a Cortex A8 core.
Near the top of the main board you can see a NEC MC-10170 image processing chip – the same chip found in other Galaxy S devices.
Finally, there is what appears to be a Samsung memory module below the NEC image processor. We don’t have a good close-up view of the chip’s part number, but it appears to be some sort of MCP.
You can see additional pics of the Epic 4G in various stages of disassembly below.