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Exclusive Video Teardown: Nokia Lumia 1520

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

The Lumia 1520 is the latest smartphone entry from Nokia, the company that had been the industry leader in feature phones. The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS (Update 3), and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 apps and baseband processor, comprising a Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Hexagon QDSP6 signal processor, 4G LTE Advanced/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/FM/USB connectivity module, as well as camera controller, sensor hub, display controller and GPS block.

According to Wayne Lam, Senior Analyst, Telecom Electronics at IHS Technology, the Nokia 1520 is “aimed at satisfying demand in emerging markets. The six-inch form factor is important, as a smartphone is the only entry point to computing devices in those markets.” He added that Nokia is making a big strategic bet, considering that Windows phones have 5% of a market dominated by Android devices (80%), with Apple iOS phones accounting for 15%. In playing catch-up, Lam says, Nokia is relying on component suppliers to innovate and provide reference designs.

Summary points:

  • Nokia 1520
  • Qualcomm MSM8974 core processor
  • 20 Mpx camera
  • 3500 mAh Li Ion battery

Target market: Consumer

Pricing: $500, off-contract

Availability: Worldwide

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $213.66

Source: IHS

Major Components:

- Apps/Baseband Processor, Quad-core Krait 400 2.2 GHz CPU, Adreno 330 GPU – MFG: Qualcomm – MPN: MSM8974 – (Qty: 1)

- Display Module, 6.0” Diagonal, 16.7M Color TFT (IPS Mode), 1920 x 1080 Pixels, 368 ppi, 34 g – MFG: LG DISPLAY CO LTD – MPN: LH600WF1-SD01 – (Qty: 1)

- Primary Camera Module, 20MP, BSI CMOS, ½.5” Format, Auto Focus Lens, Optical Image Stabilization – (Qty: 1)

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

- Secondary Camera Module, 1.9MP, BSI CMOS, 1/6” Format, Fixed Lens – (Qty: 1)

- Display Window/Touchscreen Assembly, 6.0” Diagonal, Capacitive, Slim GG Type, w/Corning Gorilla Cover Glass, & Synaptics S3404B Touch Controller – MFG: WINTEK CORP – (Qty: 1)

- RF Transceiver, Multi-Mode, Multi-Band, GSM/EDGE/HSPA+/CDMA EVDO Rev.B/LTE, GPS/GLONASS, 65nm – MFG: QUALCOMM – MPN: WTR1605L – (Qty: 1)

- Battery, Li-Polymer, 3.8V, 3500mAh, 13.3Wh, w/Flex PCB & Board to Board Connector – MFG: SONY ELECTRONICS WUXI CO LTD – MPN: BC-4BW – (Qty: 1)

- Bluetooth/FM/WLAN Module, IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.0, FM Tx Rx – (Qty: 1)

- SDRAM Memory, Mobile DDR3, 2 GB PoP – MFG: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR – MPN: K3QF20DM-QGCE – (Qty: 1)

Exterior

Source: IHS

Main PCB Top

Source: IHS

Main PCB Bottom

Source: IHS

Primary Camera Module

Source: IHS

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