Consumer Electronics

Teardown: Samsung Gear Solo

04 November 2015
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

The Samsung Gear S watch is designed with a curved AMOLED display. It is a stand-alone wearable, allowing users to make and answer calls, check and send texts, get directions, track runs and more.

Summary points:

  • Tizen-based wearable OS
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 2" Curved AMOLED (360x480)
  • 512MB Mobile DDR2, 4GB eMMC NAND

Target market: Consumer/ Mass Market

Released: 4Q2014

Pricing: US $299.99

Availability: Global

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $99.01

Major Components:

- Display Module, 2" Diagonal, Flexible Display, 16.7M Colors, 360 x 480 Pixels Pentile Matrix, 300 ppi, w/ Integral Flex PCB - MFG: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO LTD - MPN: AMB200DK01 - (Qty: 1)

- Apps / Baseband Processor, Multi-Mode, Snapdragon 400, Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7 1.2GHz CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, 28nm, PoP - MFG: QUALCOMM - MPN: MSM8226 - (Qty: 1)

- MCP, 4GB eMMC NAND + 512MB Mobile DDR2, PoP - MFG: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: KMF5X0005A-A210 - (Qty: 1)

- Charging Cradle - (Qty: 1)

- Display Window / Touchscreen Assembly, 2" Diagonal, Curved Glass, GF2 Type, w/ Protect Film, w/ Corning Gorilla 3 Cover Glass, w/ Integral Flex PCB - (Qty: 1)

- 10-Layer, Rigid/Flex Hybrid, HDI, RCF/FR4/Kapton, 3+4+3, Lead-Free - MFG: KOREA CIRCUIT CO LTD - (Qty: 1)

- Wrist Band, 2-Shot Injection Molded TPS & Polycarbonate - (Qty: 1)

- Bluetooth / WLAN Module, IEEE802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 - MFG: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS - (Qty: 1)

- Main PCB Mounting Bracket, Injection Molded Glass-Filled Polycarbonate, w/ LDS Antennas - (Qty: 1)

- Power Management IC - MFG: QUALCOMM - MPN: PM8226 - (Qty: 1)

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