Samsung announced their Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress 2014, back in late February. The new smartphone is not set to start sales until April 11, but with the South Korean government planning to suspend networks from signing new customers for 45 days after a new device is released, some smartphone carriers have ignored their agreement with Samsung and took the release date into their own hands. Due to the unexpected pre-sale, there are many Galaxy SM-G900S models floating around but with our teardown experience we expect significant design win discrepancy between models. That being said, we will have to wait and see what the other variants hold inside… or will we?

At we have managed to get our hands on the SM-G900H model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the operation is underway. The information provided in our research leads to measureable results and better decisions about competitive positioning, technology options, R&D strategies, and marketplace opportunities. See below for design wins, teardown sequence photos, board shots, component identifications, an estimated bill of materials and cost comparison to previous Galaxy models or check out our blog. If you are interested in teardowns on other devices click here.

While tearding down the S5 we discovered the all new Broadcom BCM4354 MIMO 5G WiFi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 / FM Radio Module which has been added as the Combo-Radio Design Win. This is the next evolution of the extremely successful Broadcom BCM43xx series of combo-radios. At TechInsights we identify and produce in-depth technical analysis, delivering insight on key design wins. If you are looking for intelligence on the BCM4354 found in the Samsung Galaxy S5 to support your intellectual property programs, be sure to contact us. We combine patent experience with technical expertise to yield exceptional value to our clients. Not what you are looking for? To search other Open Market Reports of this nature, please click here.

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Features & Cost Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Front Board Shot

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Board Shots

Design Wins

Synaptics VAL004A8-T Fingerprint Scanner

Synaptics VAL004A8-T Fingerprint Scanner

Synaptics S5100A Capacitive Touchscreen Controller

Synaptics S5100A Capacitive Touchscreen Controller

Broadcom BCM4354 MIMO 5G WiFi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 / FM Radio Module

Samsung K3QF2F20DB-HGCK Multichip Memory - 2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM

Samsung KMV3W000LM-B310 Multichip Memory - 16 GB MLC NAND Flash, 64 MB Mobile DDR SDRAM, Memory Controller

Intel SMARTi UE3 / PMB5745 GSM / W-CDMA RF Transceiver

Intel X-Gold 636 / PMB9820 Baseband Processor & Power Management

NXP Semiconductor PN547 NFC Controller

Samsung Exynos 5422 Exynos 5 Octa-Core Applications Processor

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Teardown Shots