by Elmer Montejo, 1 year ago
Sony’s split-screen Android device (which Sony insists is a tablet) will officially and exclusively launch in the U.S. via AT&T at an unspecified date later this year, in September at the earliest. The “Stealth Blue”…
Folks, we usually get teardown features from the likes of IHS iSuppli and iFixIt, and are primarily meant to confirm the components and even the prices of devices. In time for the UK and U.S. releases of the Sony Xperia Tablet S, we get a product teardown of the ICS tablet. But what's interesting is that Sony itself did the teardown of its own tablet computer for fans and analysts alike.
Sony's Tablet S teardown showcases the device's components, ports and peripherals, which include (from outside in) the multi-port connector and LCD ribbons, memory, battery, motherboard, communications radios, camera and screen. Sony's engineer, Takuya Inaba, also compared the new Xperia Tablet S with the older-generation, which reveals the upgraded hardware specs and a few changes in construction and design.
A few notable observations:
Of course, being an in-house teardown, Sony did not share prices of components, which are usually used by iSuppli and iFixIt to estimate how much a device actually costs to build. Here's a rundown of the specs:
Another interesting part of the teardown is how the Sony engineer was able to re-assemble the Xperia Tablet S. Check out the video below.