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Exclusive Video Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S5

15 April 2014
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

The Galaxy S5 is the latest smartphone entry from the volume leader in the industry. It runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS and has a Qualcomm quad-core Krait 400 processor at its heart. Although not a great leap from the predecessor S3 and S4 in terms of upgraded capabilities, the S5 does offer some attractive new features. The phone comes in an IP67-rated water-resistant case and has an “ultra” power-saving mode that turns the display monochrome to stretch standby and talk time.

According to Wayne Lam, Senior Analyst, Telecom Electronics at IHS Technology, the Galaxy S5 is “very likely the first phone to have 802.11ac MIMO [multiple-input, multiple-output] capability, which improves signal strength and overall Wi-Fi performance.” Lam also cites the S5’s heart rate sensor as a feature that is intended to help Samsung position its follow-on products as “life companions” for busy, active adults.

Summary points:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AC core processor
  • 16 Mpx camera
  • 2800 mAh Li Ion battery

Target market: Consumer

Pricing: $650, off-contract

Availability: Worldwide

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $256.52

Major Components:

- Apps/Baseband Processor, Quad-core Krait 400 2.5 GHz CPU, Adreno 330 GPU – MFG: Qualcomm – MPN: MSM8974AC – (Qty: 1)

- FPGA, 1280 logic cells – MFG: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR – MPN: iCE40LP1K-CM36 – (Qty: 1)

- RF Transceiver, Multi-mode, Multi-band – MFG: QUALCOMM – MPN: WTR1625L

- Flash Memory, eMMC NAND, 32 GB – MFG: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR – MPN: KLMBG4GEAC-B001 – (Qty:1)

- Power Management IC – MFG: QUALCOMM – MPN: PMC8974 – (Qty: 1)

- OLED Display/Touchscreen, 1920 x 1080 pixels – (Qty: 1)

- Voice Processor – MFG: AUDIENCE – MPN: ES704 – (Qty: 1)

- Biosensor (heart rate) – MFG: MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS INC – MPN: MAX86900 – (Qty: 1)

- MEMS Accelerometer, 6-axis – MFG: INVENSENSE INC – MPN: MPU-6500 – (Qty: 1)

- SDRAM Memory, Mobile DDR3, 2 GB – MFG: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR – MPN: K3QF20DA-QGCK – (Qty: 1)

Exploded View

Source: IHS

Main PCB Top

Source: IHS

Main PCB Bottom

Source: IHS

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