Huawei Mate 10 Pro Teardown

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone was launched in October 2017. The phone comes with a 6.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2160×1080, it is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded.

Although it hasn’t started selling yet, we’ve got a blue Mate 10 Pro, and today we’re going to disassemble it to find its internal structure.

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The first step is removing the SIM card tray.
remove SIM card tray

There is a rubber ring on the top of the SIM card tray, which can prevent water and dust entering the inside of the mobile phone, Mate 10 Pro supports IP67 level water-resistant, it is also Huawei’s first water-resistant phone of the level.
remove SIM card tray

Usually, the water-resistant phone is to use glue to fix the back cover, all of us directly with a hot air gun to heat the back cover.
remove back cover

After about 3 minutes of heating, using a suction cup open the back cover a little bit, and then insert a card under the board.
Slowly slide the card to pry up the back cover.
remove back cover

But note that the fingerprint cable is still connected to the rear cover, and the rear cover can not be completely removed.
remove back cover

Next, we need to remove the fingerprint connector protection plate so that we can access the fingerprint connector.
The metal plate screw is covered with a fragile sticker that prevents the user disassemble the phone themselves.
remove back cover

Remove the metal plate and disconnect the fingerprint cable.
disconnect fingerprint cable

Remove all screws securing the motherboard protection plate.
remove protection plate

remove protection plate

The protection board integrated handset metal contacts and dual LED flash contacts.
protection plate

The back cover is covered with a large piece of graphite cooling sticker with a fixed foam frame in the middle. There is a sticker below the fingerprint module to check whether water enters the phone.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro back cover

You can see the Huawei Mate 10 Pro using classic three-stage design, and the upper is the motherboard, the middle is the battery, the lower is the bottom board.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro internal picture

Next, we will focus on its anti-collision performance, that is, the corner protection level, uncover the corner of the glue paste, you can see that there is obvious injection thickening, can play a strong anti-collision effect.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro corner

We disconnect all connectors and coaxial cable on the motherboard.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro connectors

It can be seen, the front of the motherboard is very compact, only a little free space at the top, it is worth noting that the right of the metal shield has a black window, it is the laser focus module, which is integrated into the motherboard.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro motherboard

The two metal shields on the back of the motherboard are covered with pink thermal grease. The shield below should be the processor and ROM.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro motherboard

Using tweezers to remove light and distance sensors. There is an infrared emission module on the top of the light and distance sensors.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro light and distance sensors

Remove the handset.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro handset

Remove six screws securing the protective plate and remove the plate.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro bottom plate

USB Type-C port module
Huwei Mate 10 Pro USB Type-C port module

There is also a rubber ring on the port to prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the cell phone.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro USB Type-C port module

Noise-canceling microphone and radio microphone are integrated on the bottom board.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro bottom board

The loudspeaker comes from AAC Technologies.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro speaker

Remove the rotor vibrator.
Huwei Mate 10 Pro vibrator

Insert a card under the battery in order to remove the battery. There is a cable underneath the battery. If you don’t care, you may break the cable.
Huwei Mate 10 battery

Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with a 3.82v, 4000mAh, 15.3Wh Li-polymer battery.
Huwei Mate 10 battery

From the back of the battery, you can see that its cell comes from ATL.
Huwei Mate 10 battery

Rear camera module
Huwei Mate 10 rear camera

Remove the pink thermal grease. You can see the SK Hynix 6G RAM, Kirin 970 should be encapsulated in below it, next to is the Toshiba 128GB ROM.
Huwei Mate 10 chips

The back of the motherboard is mainly RF chip, audio decoder chip, power management chip and amplifier chip.
Huwei Mate 10 chips

Huawei Mate 10 Pro has very tight waterproof sealing measures, which makes it have an IP67 level waterproof ability, its heat dissipation ability, anti-drop ability and internal space utilization are very excellent.
Huwei Mate 10 internal picture
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