Samsung Galaxy S5 Display is Cheaper than S4



One again, very surprising news from Samsung Galaxy S5

The display of Galaxy S5 is cheaper than that for S4. The cost of display with touch and glass is 75 $ US (4600 INR), whereas the price of S4 touch assembly is 100 $ (6250 INR).  See the import data of GH97-15734A from


See also the Samsung Service center receipt for the part number GH97-15734A



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The image of actual part GH97-15734A


 The display assembly for Galaxy S5 only cost 4612 Indian rupees, which is near to 75 US $. whereas the display assembly for S4 cost around 6250 INR (100$). So you can see that, Samsung has scale down the display in the new S5 phone. Maybe there will be some on the cheap technology used in manufacturing the display. In the Samsung receipt, you can see that the cost of sub PBA is around 1852 INR (30$). This is quite costly. This SUB PBA board contain the main USB port, capacitive buttons, 3G antenna points, and main home button. The cost is quite high, as compare to number of parts on the board. The first one on the list is GH81-12060A. This is rework assembly, this contain 10 black screws, 3 white screws and adhesive sticker for LCD, parts and boards. You can see my video on how I break all of these three things here


It’s all cost me around 7618 to reconfigure the phone. 


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Samsung Galaxy S5: Tear Down, Parts View, IC’s number, assembly and real price

Samsung Galaxy S5: Tear Down, Parts View, IC’s number, assembly and real price

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These videos shows tear down, assemble, dis-assemble and also show the parts list of Samsung Galaxy S5. Unfortunately while making this video I had broken my LCD and USB charging PCB. So my request to all of you, do this at your own risk and BCD tech is not responsible for any damaged that you can do with your phone.

Tools Needed
1. Philips screw drivers, a plus one,
2. Anti-magnetic tweezers,
3. Sharp blade,
4. Plastic tool,
5. An suc-sun cup,
6. Some sort of plastic cards.
7. Hot air gun, to loose adhesive

Make sure S5 is completely off before proceeding. Remove back cover, battery, 3 screws on the back cover, plastic, Home button/finger scanner connector. Make sure not to damage the back Bessel.
vlcsnap-2014-04-17-10h40m29s134 vlcsnap-2014-04-17-10h40m53s135To separate the glass from the Bessel, use hot air to lose the adhesive. Now use the plastic card to lift the glass, Samsung has used, different adhesive here to hold the glass. I had broken my display. The glass screen is separated out.
Unscrew 10 screws on Bessel, and lift the centre board. There is no way to take out the earpiece, if it get damaged, whole Bessel must be replaced. Lift main board and then bottom board from centre board. Remove home button or finger print sensor from front glass.

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Lots of components, parts and metal shield on the board. Use plastic to lift up the metal shield.

Here are the lists of IC, identified:


Back Side,

1. NXP 47803, this is NFC controller,
2. MP65M HS96D1,
3. BCM 47537A1,
4. 8809
5. KMV 3W000lm-B310
6. SIMC 824080,
7. +DY29,
8. intel PMB9820,
9. Intel PMB57,vlcsnap-2014-04-17-10h46m03s155
10. Antenna switch GKF48,










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1. 32HU81
2. 2511M3 E219H3,
3. Oscillator K3318,
4. C1H732
5. 8JAA
7. MAX77804 power IC,
8. WM5110B,vlcsnap-2014-04-17-10h49m55s173
9. SKC T1 421,
10. Samsung Exynos 5422 ARM processor and memory
11. S2MPS1184,
12. SKY77615-11,


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LCD part,

1. Synaptic IC S5100A,
2. LCD part AMS510CV01 revision 1.0

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The part list:

1. Back cover,
2. Screws,
3. LCD part, with touch,
4. Battery,
5. Vibrator motor,
6. Front camera,
7. Headphone jack,
8. Metal shields,
9. Main Bessel,
10. Bottom PCB or charging PCB,
11. Main motherboard,
12. Centre board, and
13. Main hardware button.


These parts list here are used in making Galaxy S5. Right now, very few parts are revealed in market and if we approximate the actual cost is near around 300 US dollar, that is equivalent to 19 thousand Indian rupees, the LCD cost 100 $, the main board 150 $, home button 10 $, bottom PCB 2$, battery 10$, other parts 30$, so total cost may be around 300$. The Indian reseller got this unit at 38 thousand, and user pays 50 thousands for that. So one can amazon the actual cost of S5.
To assemble S5, start by motherboard, first of put all shields, then rear camera and then front camera. Now put the bottom board on centre board, then the main board. Now put the centre part to the main Bessel and then put the menu key back to glass and then 10 screws back. Now Put LCD back to main Bessel. Put the 3 screws back. Now put the battery and back cover, and turn on this phone.
So in conclusion, it is thought to tear down the galaxy S5. Unfortunately while making this video I had broken my LCD and USB charging PCB. So my request to all of you, don’t try this at home, until it is important, BCD tech is not responsible for any damaged that you can do with your phone.
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