Teardown - Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service

The Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service enables companies to perform a valuable and actionable combination of in-depth and strategic analysis. The information easily allows comparison between similar devices in a given application group or across multiple applications.

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       Handsets are typically selected based on:

  • Flagship brand or product family (Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, etc.)
  • New or market share gaining OEMs are also represented
  • Devices with new technologies a subscriber should know about.
  • Access all historical and future mobile handset devices (Grouped by Specific device types, access to all Files, Photos, and Full Teardown UI)  ​

  • Subscribers can request handsets for teardown consideration to ensure we continue to track and teardown what our customers need.

  • Minimum 40 teardowns added per year.



Analysts Access and Collaboration

  • When you need to understand the context behind an assumption, price, data point or have another inquiry; we have analysts who can answer your pressing questions. Their daily collaboration allows you to track the pulse of the market in real time.  





     Use Mobile Handset Teardown Data to see...

  • How features were designed and which components were selected. 

  • What is the trend in pricing and specifications of Battery sizes, Camera sizes, Modem selections, screen sizes, etc in low/mid/premium handsets.

  •  Leverage pieces of information from different handsets to construct a virtual handset to understand potential cost structure and negotiation targets. 

  • We also identify and price the top cost drivers at the very beginning of a teardown so you are aware of major cost drivers in a device.

  • The example visualization below illustrates the endless possibilities to mine our teardown data for strategic insights.




The Ultimate Competitive Benchmarking Service


IHS Teardowns deliver the depth, breadth, and accuracy you need to make cost-effective tactical and strategic decisions.  The Teardown Analysis Service from IHS provides complete, detailed analysis of electronics, from small devices such as wireless handsets and tablets to larger equipment such as servers and automotive infotainment systems.  IHS Teardowns delivers a complete assessment of all electronic, electro-mechanical, and mechanical components.  Benchmarking tools like IHS Teardowns can help a device balance cost-effectiveness and feature-richness to satisfy the intended target market profitably.


Detailed Analysis that Enables Insight at any Level or Perspective.

  • Complete costed list of all electronic aLd electro-mechanical components that includes parametric (manufacture / part number), dimensional and costing per component.  

  • 1:1 relation between photos of all device parts and components (sub-assemblies, printed circuit boards, and mechanical assemblies and parts).

  • Summary Cost Analysis is included to enable views of cost summaries by Assembly, Function, Component Family, Component Type, Top Cost Drivers, and Major Integrated Circuits (ICs)

  • Understand the cost of components and features that drive the total cost of a device.  Enabling companies to know what they need in their devices and how much that device should cost.


    • Establishes a cost benchmark (Total device and component level)

    • Design comparisons (Cost and Qty) and Feature comparison/necessity

    • Visualization of better board layout opportunities, assembly methods, and feature selection. 



      Real Time Access to Latest Teardowns

  • As product life cycles decrease, time is of the essence to understand latest feature trends, cost effective component selection and design solutions.  
  • IHS provides real time access to teardowns.  As soon as we obtain a device to teardown, disassembly and photography occur and results posted online immediately each day.
  •  As a Teardown Intelligence Service subscriber, you have access to that teardown instantly, from beginning to end.  Each day you can see photos added, components identified, through pricing completion.  
  • We also identify and price the top cost drivers at the very beginning of a teardown so you are aware of major cost drivers in a device.




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