Over the last few days we have reported on the possible iPhone 4G leaks, which is obviously a big deal for Apple. While there were some speculating that the device shown off in images posted by Engadget was just a Japanese clone, these rumors were quickly put to rest and today Gizmodo has released a hands on demo and complete breakdown of the device after getting possession of it and taking it apart. If you are wondering, yes, this is the same device Engadget originally posted images of.
While the device is currently not booting up due to Apple remotely disabling the device that they have actually reported stolen, there are many interesting facts to emerge from the hands on time that Gizmodo has had with the device. Below is a snippet of the specs that Gizmodo is reporting in their full hands on report of the device.
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery