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TechInsights Teardown: Google Pixel Tablet

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Editor’s note: Information from this teardown is supplied courtesy of TechInsights. Learn more about the Google Pixel Tablet teardown here.

Apple revolutionized the consumer device market in 2010 when it launched the iPad. A device that wasn’t as bulky as a notebook but much larger than a smartphone.

This hybrid device launched an entire sector of the consumer space that was never there previously. While the iPad launched in 2010 has many characteristics still found in today’s tablets, the capabilities of modern tablets are leaps and bounds above these first devices.

Modern tablets run entire companies and pop-up businesses. They can manage logistics and fleets of vehicles. They can also run any app for consumers and even edit movies and create hours of content. This is mostly thanks to substantial strides in the amount of memory that can be packed into these small, thin devices as well as improvements in applications processors.

Take Google’s first stab into the tablet market with its Pixel Tablet. It has the new Google Tensor G2 applications processor that ups the processing power of the first-generation Tensor processor that was found in the older generations of Google’s tablets. While this is not as powerful as other tablets, Google strived to make it more affordable than competing devices.

The following is a partial deep dive into Google’s first-generation Pixel Tablet released in 2023 from TechInsights.

Summary

  • 10.97-inch TFT chip-in-glass
  • 8 GB LPDDR5 SDRAM
  • 8 MP BSI COMS camera

Price: $499

Released: June 2023

Availability: Worldwide

Main board

The main board on the Google Pixel Tablet includes the central processing and memory for the consumer electronics device like the Google Tensor G2 applications processor and the main 8 GHB mobile LPDDR4 SDRAM memory from Samsung. Other electronic components include:

  • Google Titan M2 security processor
  • Samsung power management ICs
  • SK Hynix’s multichip memory 128 GB 4D NAND flash
  • Texas Instruments’ dual-output LCD bias and USB 2.0 data line protection
  • Cirrus Logic’s Class-D audio amplifier
  • Renesas’ power management IC and load switch
  • RichTek’s white LED driver
  • Nexperia’s single two-input NOR gate
  • Analog Devices’ power management IC

(Learn more about power management ICs on Globalspec.com)

Auxiliary board

The secondary board on the Google Pixel Tablet includes electronic components that enable connections to other boards and subsystems in the consumer device. This includes connections to the cameras, fingerprint sensor, volume button, main board, microphone flex board and more.

Battery subsystem

The battery subsystem connects the battery cells of the Google Pixel Tablet to the other boards inside the consumer device. Electronic components found here include:

  • Mitsumi’s battery protection ICs
  • ST Microelectronics’ serial EEPROM memory

(Learn more about memory chips on Globalspec.com)

Major components

  • $94.65 — Octa-core Google Tensor G2 applications processor — Google (Qyt: 1)
  • $42.16 — 60 Hz display/touchscreen subsystem — BOE (Qyt: 1)
  • $28.29 — Back cover (Qyt: 1)
  • $13.53 — Multichip memory — 8 GB mobile LPDDR4 SDRAM — Samsung (Qyt: 1)
  • $9.70 — 8 MP wide-angle front camera subsystem (Qyt: 1)
  • $9.64 — 8 MP wide-angle rear camera subsystem (Qyt: 1)
  • $8.88 — Battery subsystem — Zheijiang Sunwoda Electric (Qyt: 1)
  • $8.13 — Multichip memory — 128 GB 4D NAND flash, memory controller — SK Hynix (Qyt: 1)
  • $7.70 — 12 layer buildup (Qyt: 1)
  • $6.68 — Wi-Fi 6e/Bluetooth 5.3 — Synaptics (Qyt: 1)