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BlackBerry Z10 Teardown Reveals Qualcomm, Samsung Parts

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Teardown reveals smartphone's key hardware components.


BlackBerry initially refused to discuss the manufacturers behind the internal components of its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, but a teardown has revealed exactly that.

The BlackBerry Z10 sports a Qualcomm MSM8960 chip manufactured on the 28 nm node with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The chip itself incorporates both 3G and 4G LTE.

It also utilizes two key Samsung components in the form of its 2 GB RAM module and 16 GB of internal flash storage. The full listing of key hardware components in the Z10, which launches in the U.S. during March (or you can grab a unit right now for $999), can be seen below.

  • Samsung K3PE0E000A - Multichip Memory - 2 GB Mobile DDR2 SDRAM
  • Samsung KLMAG2GE4A - Multichip Memory - 16 GB MLC NAND Flash, Controller
  • Qualcomm MSM8960 - Snapdragon S4 Baseband / Applications Processor
  • Qualcomm WCD9310 - Audio Codec
  • Qualcomm PM8921 - Power Management IC
  • Qualcomm RTR8600 - GSM / CDMA / W-CDMA / LTE RxD Transceiver + GPS
  • Texas Instruments WL1273L - Single-Chip 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, and FM
  • TriQuint TQP6M9017 - Dual-Band WLAN Module
  • RF Micro Devices RF7252 - CDMA/WCDMA BAND 2 Linear Power Amplifier Module
  • RF Micro Devices RF7303 - LTE/UMTS/CDMA BAND 3 Linear Power Amplifier Module
  • Inside Secure SECUREAD IC5C633I4- NFC Solution Module
  • Avago ACPM-5017 - LTE Band XVII Power Amplifier
  • Avago ACPM-7051 - Quad-Band GSM / W-CDMA Bands I & V Power Amplifier
  • Sony CXM3582UR - SP10T Antenna Switch
  • ST Microelectronics LIS3DH - MEMS Accelerometer
  • ST Microelectronics LSM330DLC - 3D Accelerometer & 3D Gyroscope
  • Synaptics Clearpad 3203 - Capacitive Touchscreen Controller








 

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    master_chen , February 12, 2013 9:53 PM
    Like, seriously, what did you expected to see in there?

    Quote:
    You can buy it right now, for 999$.


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    bombebomb , February 12, 2013 11:08 PM
    I expected to see a flux capacitor.
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    master_chen , February 12, 2013 11:38 PM
    Quote:
    I expected to see a flux capacitor.


    More like a "fluke", amirite?
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    dozerman , February 13, 2013 12:48 AM
    lol at the haters. So jealous.
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    master_chen , February 13, 2013 1:05 AM
    Quote:
    lol at the haters. So jealous.


    1. I'm not a "h8er", I just like for logic to prevail over anything else. And "BlackBerry for 999$" (that's literally made of the same stuff like most of the other top mobile products that's on the market right now AND cost less than it) isn't logical at all.

    2. What jealousy? I'm perfectly fine with my GODLIKE HTC One X. :hello: 
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    deepblue08 , February 13, 2013 2:51 AM
    Well, it has exactly the same specs as the SG3, but came out nearly a year later, disappointing.
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    ikyung , February 13, 2013 4:10 AM
    I don't think Blackberry is trying to sell hardware power. They are trying to sell their software. "The most secure smartphones." I still think they are in a hole that is too deep to get out of, but I've always been neutral for Blackberry and will probably stay that way even if they flop or succeed.
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    icemunk , February 13, 2013 11:57 AM
    iKyunGI don't think Blackberry is trying to sell hardware power. They are trying to sell their software. "The most secure smartphones." I still think they are in a hole that is too deep to get out of, but I've always been neutral for Blackberry and will probably stay that way even if they flop or succeed.


    Blackberry is running slim and trim at the moment. They were profitable last year, even with terribly low sales numbers. In the world of unsecure Android phones, a nice corporate work/play device is what a lot of 30+ business users want. An iPhone looks unprofessional to me, and Android is too unsecure these days.. but thats just my opinion.