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Microsoft KIN Two: Hidden Surprises after Teardown

If you are planning to pick up the recently released Microsoft KIN two phone, you might want to check out this useful teardown analysis courtesy of those clever folks at iFixit.

As reported from BGR, iFixit performed the teardown with the help of ChipWorks. After the internal casing was exposed, some interesting yet surprising results followed.

The exploration of the KIN Two bodyparts revealed the NVIDIA Tegra APX2600 chipset crammed in amongst the Sony 8 megapixel IMX046 image sensor. Other discoveries found the Qualcomm QSC8065 processor and a Texas Instruments WL1271A, which handles WiFi, Bluetooth and the FM radio on the Kin Two.

If this is your sort of thing, head over to ChipWorks here for the full report. Any of you planning to get the Kin Two?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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The Tegra processor that is inside the Microsoft Kin is a very old model, about 2 years old. There are other phone platforms that have newer, better, processors than Microsoft Kin, without costing much more. Also, the missing features in Microsoft Kin make it not very appealing (you can Google yourself to find out details of missing features).

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