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Can you assemble smartphones?

As much as we can assemble our PCs, can we also assemble smartphones? Do they sell the parts?

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  • 9 months ago

    Lucky if the battery can be removed. Removable battery should be standard.

    • sara8 months agoReport

      yup

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  • Fulano
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    9 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.

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  • 9 months ago

    Old model smartphone you can assemble.

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  • 9 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.

    • Crim Liar
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      While the module by module devices have gone by the wayside, you can still build/bodge your own using Arduino and other SBC kits - they're not pretty though!

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  • 9 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.

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  • 9 months ago

    No some asian died trying to tho

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