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Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

16 September 2019
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Samsung's first 5G-ready device brands itself as "HyperFast," though naturally an optimal 5G connection is required to make good on that promise. Nevertheless, a number of impressive features are included, such as a cinematic display that extends to the edges, fingerprint ID, intelligent battery optimization, wireless charging and six cameras offering various capabilities. The rear camera, with 4K default resolution, and the front-facing camera, with its dual-pixel autofocus system, were ranked in top place by independent benchmark DxOMark.

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

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Source: IHS MarkitSamsung Galaxy S10 5G. Source: IHS Markit

Summary points:

  • Sub-6 GHz 5G Smartphone, Samsung Exynos 9, Octa-Core, Exynos 9820
  • 8 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM, 256GB UFS NAND
  • 6.66" AMOLED, 3040x1440, on cell touch, ultrasonic fingerprint-on-display
  • Quadruple (12MP AF + 12MP AF + 16MP FF+ ToF) primary camera
  • Dual (10MP AF + ToF) secondary camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G cameras. Source: IHS MarkitSamsung Galaxy S10 5G cameras. Source: IHS Markit

Cameras pictured above, clockwise from top left:

  • Primary camera module A, dual, 12 MP telephoto+ 12 MP wide-angle, ISOCELL CMOS, auto focus lens, dual optical image stabilization, 6P lens (telephoto) + 7P lens (wide angle)
  • Primary camera module B, 16 MP ultra wide angle, ISOCELL CMOS, 1/3.1" format, fixed lens, 6P lens
  • Secondary camera module, 10 MP, ISOCELL CMOS, auto focus lens, 5P lens
  • Secondary ToF camera module, fixed lens, 4P lens, w/ integrated flood illuminator, for 3D depth sensing time-of-flight
  • Primary ToF camera module, fixed lens, 3P lens, w/ integrated flood illuminator, for 3D depth sensing time-of-flight (ToF)

Samsung Galaxy S10 main PCB antenna and connector direction (click to enlarge). Source: IHS MarkitSamsung Galaxy S10 main PCB antenna and connector direction (click to enlarge). Source: IHS Markit

Target market: Mass market

Released: April 2019

Pricing: MSRP USD $1174.84 (approximate)

Availability: Worldwide

Total manufacturing cost: $318.66 (including direct materials and manufacturing)

Samsung S10 5G fingerprint sensor module. Source: IHS MarkitSamsung S10 5G fingerprint sensor module. Source: IHS Markit

Major components (Top 10):

  • 6.66" diagonal, AMOLED, LTPS, 3040 x 1440, on cell touch (Y-OCTA), flexible display, hole display (2 thru holes), pentile matrix, 10.8g - MFR: Samsung Display Co. Ltd. - MPN: AMB666WS04 - (Qty: 1)
  • Apps / baseband processor, multi-mode, Exynos 9, Octa-Core 64-bit CPU, Quad-Core 1.9 GHz + Dual Core 2.7GHz + Dual Core 2.3GHz, Mali-G76 MP12 GPU, 8nm LPP FinFET, PoP - MFR: Samsung Semiconductor Inc. - MPN: Exynos 9820 - (Qty: 1)
  • SDRAM, LPDDR4X-3733, 8 GB, PoP - MFR: Samsung Semiconductor Inc. - MPN: K3UH7H70MM-AGCL - (Qty: 1)
  • Flash, UFS NAND, 256 GB - MFR: Samsung Semiconductor Inc. - MPN: KLUEG8U1EA-B0C1 - (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, main, midframe, machined aluminum alloy, anodized, w/ injection molded glass-filled PBT, w/ 12 gold plated contacts & 192 spot-welded points, w/ 3 insert metals & 17 metal tabs, laser etched - (Qty: 1)
  • Primary camera module A, dual, 12 MP telephoto + 12 MP wide angle, ISOCELL CMOS, auto focus lens, dual optical image stabilization, 6P lens (telephoto) + 7P Lens (wide angle) - (Qty: 1)
  • Baseband processor, 5G multi-mode, multi-band, GSM/EDGE/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/HSPA/LTE/5G, 10 nm FinFET - MFR: Samsung Semiconductor Inc. - MPN: S5T5100 - (Qty: 1)
  • Fingerprint sensor module, fingerprint-on-display, Ultrasonic - (Qty: 1)
  • 8-layer, rigid/flex hybrid, FR4/Kapton, 1+6+1, lead-free - MFR: SIFLEX CO LTD - (Qty: 1)
  • Headset, stereo w/ microphone, 3.5 mm plug, 4.2 ft, w/ fabric cable, w/ 3 control buttons, 1 pair earbuds - (Qty: 1)

Samsung S10 5G display/touchscreen structure. Source: IHS MarkitSamsung S10 5G display/touchscreen structure. Source: IHS Markit



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