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Teardown reveals only 2% US made components in Huawei MatePad Pro, over 80% parts from Japan



Huawei MatePad Pro

Recent disassembly of Huawei’s new-gen tablet – Huawei MatePad Pro, shows how the Chinese tech giant has reduced its dependency on US-made components and diversified its supply chain under the U.S. restrictions.

A disassembly report of Huawei MatePad Pro (Wi-Fi version) coming from China reveals that this tablet’s Bill of Material (BOM) estimated at around 269 USD and has only 2% US-made components.

Huawei MatePad Pro has a total of 1411 components, from which 1148 components came from Japan. Accounting for a total of 81.4%, these components cost 4.6% of the total cost of this tablet. Camera sensors also came from Japan.

Chinese components used in this tablet accounts for 15.9% of total and costs around 71% of the total component cost. These include chipsets, non-electronic devices, connectors, and display.

Total 28 US-made components used in the Huawei MatePad Pro, accounting for 2% share and 4.6% of the cost. The main part of the US is the Power supply unit ICs.

South Korean companies provided three important components including the memory chips, 15.7% from the total cost, and 0.2% component share.

The report also mentions 7 components that came from other counties, regions costing around coting 4.1% and accounting 0.5% component share.

The top main components of this tablet are the main chip, RAM, ROM, display, camera, and Wi-Fi chip.

Huawei MatePad Pro starts 5299 Chinese Yuan (740 USD) and comes with a 10.8-inch display, Kirin 990 chipset, 7250mAh battery 13MP rear camera, and 8MP front camera.

Last year’s event and the continuous restrictions from the U.S. commerce department have led some business problems to Huawei. Under these restrictions, Huawei required to reshuffle its supply chain and make new amendments.

Huawei MatePad Pro BOM

Huawei MatePad Pro BOM (via CNMO)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.