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Tech Product Teardowns

  Handheld Devices (Smartphones, Tablets, Smartwatches) 

  • BQ Aquaris X Phone Teardown Summary

The BQ Aquaris X phone is a well-designed device manufactured and assembled with quality and high standards in mind.
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  • Disney Magic Band Teardown Summary

The Disney Magic Band is a simple strap with a radio transmitter and RFID sensor. It uses two screws to secure a molded plastic compartment containing the PC board to the strap. Everything is made of plastic and snaps together tightly.
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  • Google Pixel Teardown Summary

The Google Pixel is constructed from an Aluminum alloy chassis, which has plastic structure molded into it to support the core components. It contains a 5.0-inch AMOLED display and uses many adhesives to secure the outer structure of the phone together to add water resistance.
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  • HuaWei P10 Cellphone Teardown Summary

Through-out the disassembly process of the Huawei P10 cellphone we identified a total of 24 fasteners. The battery and most of the flex cables are held with double-sided adhesive tapes.
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  • iPad Air Generation 2 Teardown Summary

The use of adhesives in the iPad reduces loose hardware and lowers assembly costs.
– All screws can be replaced with TackSert™, TackPin®, or microPEM® Screws.
– All plastic inserts can be replaced with microPEM® Inserts.
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  • iPhone 6 Teardown Summary

PennEngineering® can produce any of the fastening solutions used in the phone, within our current manufacturing facilities. With the implementation of some of the alternative fastening solutions suggested, our design and manufacturing expertise can help with:
– Fastener standardization
– Assembly simplification
– Cost reduction
– Overall product improvement.
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  • iPhone 6+ Teardown Summary

The iPhone 6+ is a high quality, yet internally complex device. With 62 individual pieces of loose hardware of 18 varieties, the inventory seems to be quite complicated. Among other goals, PennEngineering aims in simplifying the manufacturing processes, while maintaining quality by being able to replace existing fasteners with alternative PEM products:
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  • iPhone X Teardown Summary

The iPhone X has a 5.65-inch OLED Multi-Touch display with an aluminum frame. The Aluminum frame has plastic molded into specific areas to provide mounting surfaces and support for internal components. From the outside of the device only two screws are visible on either side of the charging port.
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  • Kindle Oasis Teardown Summary

The Kindle Oasis reader is an intelligently designed device with very little reparability in mind. A lot of adhesives were used in this assembly.
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  • Le Max2 Teardown Summary

The Le Max2 phone is a great smart phone device with color anodized aluminum body. The assembly process is simple and thus repairing and the teardown process in total were quite easy as well. Throughout the device structure there are 43 fasteners used.
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  • LG G5 Teardown Summary

The LG G5 cellular phone is a intelligently designed device with some reparability in mind. The battery module is easily accessed, and can be replaced with a touch of a button.
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  • Moto 360 Watch Teardown Summary

All fasteners in the moto 360™ can be produced and supplied by PennEngineering®.
– 6 Identical screws were found in the charging dock and a set of pin and loose hardware that functions as a crown for the watch.
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  • Nokia 6 Teardown Summary

Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display with a polarizer film covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass for protection. The smartphone comes in a black 6000 series aluminum uni-body chassis with flat edges that are milled using a CNC machine from a single brick of aluminum alloy. Various screws in the assembly can be replaced with TackPins, TackSerts, or microPEM® screws.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Summary

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a very interesting smart phone device with arc screen and arc mail body corner. The disassembling process is quite simple, something that translates into easy repairs if necessary. Throughout the teardown process we identified 15pcs M1.2 screws.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Summary

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8 inches curved LED display. The device’s covering surfaces comprise mostly of glass and metal along the siding and protected against water and dust in accordance with IP68 Code testing specification.
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