Can you assemble smartphones?
As much as we can assemble our PCs, can we also assemble smartphones? Do they sell the parts?
- Digital OneLv 79 months ago
Lucky if the battery can be removed. Removable battery should be standard.
- FulanoLv 79 months ago
As Markus said, there have been people who have tried to make modular cell phones, modular laptops too, but neither have been successful.
They just aren't compact enough, and a lot more expensive than the all in one phones. The idea was to save money in the long run, but it hasn't really worked out that I've seen.
- 9 months ago
Old model smartphone you can assemble.
- Markus ImhofLv 79 months ago
If you refer to the common practice of plugging two circuit boards, a processor and a few cables together as "assembling", then - yes. There are (were?) a whopping three cellphones on the market that permitted swapping out modules: https://www.androidcentral.com/best-modular-phone
If you're talking about actual assembling - still yes. You can buy the core modules (like the radio) preassembled from most major distributors, so you don't have to go through the radio approval process yourself, and add/combine that with any baseband chipset, display and feature set you like. Its somewhat tdious, though, and _usually_ easier, cheaper and smaller to just buy a smartphone that offers a superset of the features you want.
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- Donnie PorkoLv 79 months ago
Probably not unless the parts are used to make other things. Not too many people can assemble a smartphone so the market is limited. Apple, Samsung, Huwei, Google have trademarks on the configuration of their phones so you can’t just copy it part by part.
They also probably have a contract with their suppliers that they can’t sell the parts to the public.
- HankMoodyLv 79 months ago
No some asian died trying to tho