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Microsoft KIN Two gets a teardown

You may or may not have heard of the Microsoft KIN phones. It’s Microsoft’s forray into the social media friendly smartphone market aim directly at the digital natives who can’t live a day in their lives without being connected to some form of social network.

The people at iFixit has just finished tearing down one and shared with us the inner workings of the KIN.

You can read all about it directly from iFixit here but we’ll just save you some time and list down the juicy findings from the teardown.

  1. The QWERTY slider KIN Two is almost 7mm thicker than an iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid/Milestone.
  2. It packs an 8MP camera with LED flash utilising a Sony CMS sensor that’s one of the smallest in its class. We’ve always been impressed by the imaging capabilities of SonyEricsson phones, so it’s safe to expect pretty good pictures and videos coming from the KIN Two at the very least. But it’s not going to be as good as the HD awesomess of the Nokia N8. Nevertheless, still pretty good.
  3. Finally there’s an NVIDIA Tegra APX2600 graphics processor making sure the UI runs slick.

That’s pretty much it from the iFixit teardown. Still no word on the international debut of the KIN phones though.