Huawei Nova Teardown


Huawei Nova runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin. It sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel front camera with a f/2.0 aperture.

It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It offers 4G LTE (Cat. 6) connectivity, a USB Type-C port, and a 3020mAh battery.

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The first step is removing the SIM card tray.
Huawei Nova supports dual card dual standby and fits all kinds of networks, the SIM card tray support two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM card + a microSD card(up to 128GB).

Remove two screws close to the USB Type-C port.
Pry up a little bit with a suction cup, at the same time insert a pick under the back cover.
Slide the pick to separate the back cover along the edge.

The back cover is fixed on its body with clips.
Be careful. The fingerprint cable is still connecting to the motherboard.

The fingerprint cable is covering with a metal sheet. It can prevent looseness or poor contact.
There is a screw covering with a fragile paste. If you damaged it, you will avoid the warranty.

Huawei Nova’s side key and fingerprint module share one cable to transfer data to the motherboard. Usually, the fingerprint chip is placed on the motherboard, and Huawei Nova’s fingerprint chip is on the back cover. It is making the connection cable shorter, more stable.

The motherboard components arranged in a very compact and neat, nevertheless, all the cable connectors are used the metal sheet to reinforce, subject to the size of the motherboard, the main camera with a metal shield to reinforce,

Remove the cable between the motherboard and bottom board, which found an interesting small details, in the metal sheet and the cable connection there is a layer of double-sided adhesive, it is estimated that in order to ensure stability.

In the bottom of the fuselage, are the speakers, USB Type-C port, microphone, and vibration motor.

It uses a USB Type-C port, which supports some positive and negative plug, the port wrapped with a circle of rubber, it can prevent dust and water into the fuselage inside, in addition, Huawei Nova’s antenna contact surface with gold-plated treatment to ensure get the good signal.

Huawei Nova features a 3.82V, 3020mAh, 11.54Wh Li-ion Polymer battery. The battery is fixed to the body by the double-sided adhesive.

Remove the motherboard we found that Huawei Nova’s screen with a stainless steel metal isolation plate, in the same hardness, it is thinner than aluminum-magnesium alloy.

It uses an 8-megapixel front camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The camera module comes from O-film.

The smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture and supports the PDAF.

3.5mm headphone jack module, Huawei nova support DTS 7.1 surround sound, wearing a dedicated headset to get theater-quality audio-visual experience, you can also improve the quality of songs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
Samsung 4GB RAM + Samsung 64GB ROM
Qualcomm PMI8952 power management chip
MAX 98925EWV Audio Amplifier

Qualcomm WCN3660B Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Qualcomm WTR2965 RF
Qualcomm PM8953 power management chip
Skyworks 77814-11 RF
Skyworks 77646-11 RF



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