Motorola Atrix Teardown: Dual-Core Processor, 8-Core GPU, Fingerprint Scanner

Motorola’s Atrix looks like one heck of an Android smartphone. It features a dual-core processor with 16GB of on board memory and 32GB added on in the form of a microSD. It has one of the most unique accessories available in the form of its Lapdock that adds a notebook form factor display and keyboard. The only “ding” I assign to the Atrix is that it ships with Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) instead of 2.3 (Gingerbread).

So, what does iFixit do with this interesting new Android smartphone? Why, tear it apart, of course.

Motorola Atrix 4G Teardown

Here’s a couple of interesting items they noted/found:

- 8-core GeForce GPU
- 960×540 resolution display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass (like the original Moto Droid)
- Power button has a capacitive fingerprint scanner to verify ID

iFixit gives the Atrix a 9 repairability score (out of a possible 10). Sounds like a winner so far.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Online Marketing

Online MarketingStarting November 4, learn how to launch a successful digital marketing campaign for your brand! In this course, you'll learn how to create an online marketing strategy, identify the appropriate distribution platforms, and use the web to successfully deliver your brand's message. Register now!