Huawei Mate 8 Teardown

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Huawei Mate 8 to remove the back cover, speakers, battery, camera and motherboard, refer to this guide, you can repair your Huawei Mate 8.

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Remove two T3 hex screws next to the MicroUSB port.

Now you can remove the back cover, be careful, the fingerprint recognition cable still connected to the motherboard.

Under the back cover, you can access the battery, camera, speaker and motherboard.
There are two yellow cables covered the battery. It is used for connected motherboard and bottom PCB board.

Fingerprint recognition modules, FPC chip, assembled by shenzhen O-film.

Mate 8’s back cover use CNC process, you can see the interior ball knife lines.

The back cover is not a simple plastic mosaic stitching, instead of using nano-injection, there are some structural details are use CNC.

Let’s see these two cables. Logically speaking, normal practice should be placing the cables under the battery, close to the middle frame.
If you want to put under the battery, then the middle frame must have two grooves downward about 0.5mm, when manufacturing the middle frame, will add one process, that’s will increase cost.
Perhaps my analysis is wrong, but I cannot imagine about this, my understanding is cost-saving.

Two cable connectors fixed by stainless steel sheet.

Bottom PCB board and speakers module

Highly integrated motherboard

The back of the motherboard

Kirin 950, packaged together with Micron’s DDR4.

Samsung KLMBG4GENO-B031 eMMC5.0 NAND Flash

Texas Instruments BQ25892 charger evaluation module

Two HiSilicon TI6362 RF chip

HiSilicon Hi6421 power management chip

There are several free soldered pins. It is reserved for CDMA baseband.

13MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilizer

4000mAh li-polymer battery, battery cells come from Sony.

For more guides, check out the Huawei Mate 8 device page.

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