Just the other day we saw a teardown of the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet, that revealed it was all Samsung inside and out. Now it’s the turn of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to get dissected, revealing its components, that apparently are also made by Samsung, at least some of them.
The device also adopts a connected 6,000 mAh dual battery setup. Apparently, although at the outside the Kindle Fire HD 7 and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 look similar, on the inside they’re an entirelly different affair. Samsung is supplying both the RAM and flash memory, plus the display for the new 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD. Texas Instruments provides the CPU and as far as the battery goes, it’s a dual battery design with two battery cells connected via a battery controller board.
The result is a 6000 mAh 22.2wh unit. Powerbook Medic, the site making the teardown said that the LCD and digitizer on the tablet are fused together and overall the repairability of the device is pretty good. Frankly, the whole battery connectors thing seems a bit complicated to me, so that’s the tricky part.