Huawei P10Teardown

Huawei P10 Teardown

Huawei P10 smartphone was launched in February 2017. The phone comes with a 5.10-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080. It is powered by octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB/128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. Huawei P10 packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 12-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Today we finally got a blue Huawei P10, and then we cannot wait to open it to explore its internal structure.
First look at this Huawei P10 specification:
5.1 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi) IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen
HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core processor (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
Dual 20 MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, Leica optics, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
8 MP, f/1.9 front camera
4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM

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First of all, we remove the Huawei P10’s SIM card tray. Huawei P10 support Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), the SIM card tray uses anti-reverse insertion design, To prevent the user from inserting the slot in the reverse direction leading to the damage of the card slot.

The Huawei P10 also uses screws and clips to secure the back cover.
I think Huawei uses T2 hex screws, that is, to prevent users from privately removing them.

Removing the two T2 hex screws at the bottom, using the pick to insert the back cover and the fuselage, and then slowly open the back cover.

In the separation of the back cover and the fuselage should be noted that the power button and the volume key cable on the back cover are still connected to the motherboard.

Huawei P10 uses a one-piece metal back cover, using a large area of the nano-injection antenna to ensure a good signal overflow.

We carefully observe the Huawei P10 body, we found that the internal structure of P10 compared to Huawei P9 is very different, Huawei P9’s LCD cable and main FPC cable are under the battery, and Huawei P10’s LCD cable and the main FPC cable are covered above the battery.

Remove six screws, three metal sheets. Disconnect the battery connector, LCD cable, main FPC cable from the motherboard.
And the remove the front-facing camera and rear-facing camera.

8 MP, f/1.9 selfie camera, Leica certified, its connector secured by metal sheet and adhesive tape.
Dual 20 MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, the dual camera unit is made up of two camera sensors: An ordinary 20 MP RGB sensor, and a 12 MP monochrome sensor.
These two camera module is really thin, so the Huawei P10 camera module did not protrude the fuselage, making the Huawei P1 look more smoothly.

Unplug the RF coaxial cable from the motherboard. The motherboard can be removed.
All chips were covered by metal shields. The CPU’s metal shield is covering with a layer of thermal grease.

SKhynix H9HKNNNCUUMU BRNMH 706A 4GB RAM + HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core processor
Samsung 64 GB flash memory

NXP 55102 0401 SSD704 NFC Controller chip
Skyworks 78117-14A
Skyworks 78114-61
TI71CL7G1 TPS 65132B0 Single Inductor – Dual Output Power Supply

At the bottom, there are several modules, including the loudspeaker, USB Type-C port, vibration motor, the loudspeaker glued on the chassis with glues.

The sub-board is integrated with a USB Type-C port. There is a rubber ring on the port to prevent water and dust entering the body.

The loudspeaker is connected to the sub-board via a cable.

Because we also need to do other tests on the phone, so do not remove the battery this time
Huawei P10 comes with a 3.82V, 3200mAh, 12.23Wh Li-ion battery, Huawei model: HB386280ECW, manufactured by Huizhou Desay battery Co., LTD.
Compared with Huawei P9, the battery capacity is slightly improved.

We have also created some parts replacement tutorial for Huawei P10. Please visit the P10 repair guides category.

David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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  1. Hello,

    I need the same manual instructions for the Huawei P10 lite Display Assembly Removal & Replacement. Have You this informations for me ?

    Greetings Thomas

  2. I’ve been trying to find the type and size of camera sensor in the P10, but it seems impossible to find.

    Do you happen to know what they are?


    1. The bare chip model has been marked on the picture, but the chip was not found. If it is, it may be covered under the metal frame.

  3. Hey,
    I just got a p10 from my father. It is broken inside. The antenna connector on the mainboard is gone. so I wanted to solder the antenna manually on the mainboard. I am pretty sure, that this is quite impossible, but I have nothing to loose. Do you have any ideas or tips for me? I read, that there are some grounded wires on connectors and I am sure, that I can’t solder them this easy.

  4. Hello! Please tell me, is it possible to replace P10 camera with P10pro camera its 1.8 VS 2.2 they are same form factor? and will be detected as same camera on P10 ?

  5. The antenna that connects the cover to the phone which makes the phone switch on and off is broken or torn off, my question is, can that be replaced.
    Thank you

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