BlackBerry Z10 Teardown Reveals Qualcomm, Samsung Parts

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
    Like, seriously, what did you expected to see in there?

    You can buy it right now, for 999$.

  • bombebomb
    I expected to see a flux capacitor.
  • master_chen
    Anonymous said:
    I expected to see a flux capacitor.

    More like a "fluke", amirite?