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Exclusive Video Teardown: ZTE's $40 Android Smartphone

16 December 2013
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Major components (top 10)

  • Display Module, 3.5" Diagonal TFT LCD, TN Mode, 262K Colors, 480 x 320 Pixels, w/ Flex PCB - (Qty: 1)
  • Display Window / Touchscreen Assembly, 3.5" Capacitive, GF1 Type, Painted, w/ Integral Flex PCB - MFG: JIANGXI LIANCHUANG ELECTRONICS CO LTD - (Qty: 1)
  • Apps Processor / Baseband / Power Management, Single-Core ARM Cortex-A5 1GHz, Single-Core Mali 400 GPU, GSM/EDGE/TD-SCDMA/HSPA, w/ Integrated Power Management, & Audio Codec, 40nm - MFG: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS INC - MPN: SC8810T - (Qty: 1)
  • MCP, 4Gb NAND Flash, 2Gb Mobile DDR - MFG: SK HYNIX INC - MPN: H9DA4GH2GJAM - (Qty: 1)
  • WLAN, Single Chip, IEEE802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz - MFG: BROADCOM CORP - MPN: BCM43362KUBG - (Qty: 1)
  • Camera Module, 2MP, FSI CMOS, 1/5" Format, Fixed Lens - (Qty: 1)
  • 6-Layer, FR4/RCF HDI, 2+2+2, Lead-Free - MFG: TIGERBUILDER CIRCUIT CO LTD - (Qty: 1)
  • RF Transceiver, Multi-Mode, Multi-Band, GSM/EDGE/TD-SCDMA/HSPA+/LTE/TD-LTE - MFG: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS INC - MPN: SR3500 - (Qty: 1)
  • Battery, Li-Ion, 3.7V, 1150mAh, 4.255Wh - MPN: Li3711T42P3h644440 - (Qty: 1)
  • Transmit Module, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE, Dual-Band TD-SCDMA, w/ Integrated SP6T Antenna Switch - MFG: RF MICRO DEVICES INC - MPN: RF9810 - (Qty: 1)

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing) - $33.88

Main PCB (bottom)

Main PCB (top)

Volume button PCB (bottom)

Volume button PCB (top)

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