Huawei Mate 40 Pro Teardown

Posted By: Albert Cheung Published: 28/10/2020 Comments: 0

On October 23, Aio technology released the teardown video of the iPhone 12, and now they released the teardown video of Mate 40 Pro. let us follow the video to explore the internal structure of the Mate 40 Pro.

Similar to take apart other smartphones, starting from the back of the body. Heat the back cover for about 3 minutes, and then remove the back cover with the suction cups and picks. The back cover of Huawei Mate 40 Pro is still very easy to remove. There are almost no components on the back cover, only some cushion foam on the position of the battery and the camera.

Remove back cover

After the back cover is removed, you can see that a middle frame is covered on the motherboard and battery. On the middle frame, you can see the laser focus module, NFC induction coil, and wireless charging coil.

Internal picture

Before proceeding with the disassembly, you need to remove all the screws securing the middle frame and then disconnect the laser focus sensor cable from the motherboard. Huawei integrates the motherboard cover, laser focus module, NFC induction coil, and wireless charging coil into the same module. There are two heat dissipation stickers are attached to the module.

Middle frame

After disconnecting the battery cable, the rear camera module of Huawei Mate 40 Pro can be removed. The telephoto camera uses a separate module, while the main camera and wide-angle camera are set on the same module.

Rear camera

The specifications of the camera are as follows:
Main camera: 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1/1.28", 1.22┬Ám, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF
Telephoto camera: 12 MP, f/3.4, 125mm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
Ultra-wide camera: 20 MP, f/1.8, 18mm, PDAF

Remove the screws that securing the motherboard, and take off the motherboard. You can see that all the components and chips on the motherboard are covered with a metal shield. After removing the metal shield, you can see the ROM chip on the front of the motherboard, The Kirin 9000 SOC is encapsulated under the ROM, so we cannot see it.

Motherboard

The USB-C port (charging and earphones) of Huawei Mate 40 Pro is integrated into a cable, because the USB-C port is very easy to damage. The independent USB-C port module makes it very easy to replace it in the future. The SIM card slot is located on the back of the bottom board. The speaker is fixed to the bottom left corner of the fuselage with glue.

It is easy to remove the battery, there is a pull tab under the battery. The battery specification is 16.94Wh (3.85V, 4400mAh), which is slightly smaller than Huawei Mate 30 Pro's 17.32Wh (3.85V, 4500mAh).

In order to improve the charging speed, we can see that the battery of Mate 40 Pro has two cables, which are located on the left and right sides of the battery.

Battery

Screen

Almost every component of Huawei Mate 40 Pro is modular, and they can be replaced independently. The battery can be quickly replaced by pulling the tab after removing the back cover, middle frame, and cable. This design is very friendly for maintenance.

Source: bilibili

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