It's always nice to see a new device getting ripped apart to show us the innards of what really makes it tick. We already know the hardware specs of the BlackBerry Z10, but TechInsights takes it a step farther to reveal more information on each part.
Notably, the Z10 teardown reveals Qualcomm's continued partnership with Samsung. As TechInsights reports,
"All in all, the Blackberry Z10 seems to incorporate many of the component selections of the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. It’s not certain if these decisions the designers made on what semiconductors, ICs and other modules to use were by design or by accident but based on the relative success of the Samsung Galaxy S3, it isn’t a bad model to draw from. It remains to be seen if a name change and a new product philosophy will make an impact in smartphone market with established leaders like Samsung or Apple, however, it is a positive step forward that the company now has handsets that can compete at the software and hardware level with the best handsets the industry has to offer."
Here is the full key component listing:
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
STMicroelectronics LSM330DLC - 3D Accelerometer & 3D Gyroscope
Synaptics Clearpad 3203 - Capacitive Touchscreen Controller
Take a look at a few more teardown images below and let us know what you think about the Z10's innards!