Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2016 21:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

What's interesting is that there is evidence in the design of an intellectual tension between safety and pushing the boundaries. Samsung engineers designed out all of the margin in the thickness of the battery, which is the direction where you get the most capacity gain for each unit of volume. But, the battery also sits within a CNC-machined pocket - a costly choice likely made to protect it from being poked by other internal components. Looking at the design, Samsung engineers were clearly trying to balance the risk of a super-aggressive manufacturing process to maximize capacity, while attempting to protect it internally.

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Just make the damn thing slightly thicker
by benoitb on Thu 8th Dec 2016 14:42 UTC
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I don't mind really. And make it removable while at it.

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