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Sanjib.A
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Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Sanjib.A   7/26/2014 6:36:06 AM
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Thanks for this post.  It is nice to have the information on the BoM cost of Fire phone. I was amazed to see that while Amazon has prices Fire at @ USD 649, the Chinese manufacture Xiaomi has priced Mi3 at ~USD 249 (in India). There features offered by Mi3 is almost the same as those of Fire. Hence I would assume the BoM cost of Mi3 similar as that of Fire. It would be interesting to have the same teardown exercise done on Mi3... :)

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
goafrit   7/27/2014 10:17:55 AM
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>> Preliminary Teardown analysis suggests that Amazon's $649.00 phone costs $209.00 to build

This gives a good idea what would have happened if this sector had been a monopoly. For them to ask for this amount in a commoditized market is interesting.

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
_hm   7/27/2014 11:58:45 AM
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Yes, it is high priced device. $300 is very attractive price range.

Who designed this hardware and who is assemblling them?

 

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Joel-Teardown   7/27/2014 1:51:07 PM
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We have done the Mi3 and will be doing the mi4 shortly. If you are interested in the teardown results you can contact me via teardown.com and happy to discuss these.

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Kinnar   7/28/2014 6:24:21 AM
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Comparing only the price will not be a good idea for Amazon Fire, this is a special phone that is launched for the Amazon lovers.

As the article says "Amazon has undoubtedly invested heavily in software features that are not included in this BOM costing estimate, most notably the software behind the Dynamic Perspective display feature" 

Also the Amazon FireFly is another great feature that comes with this phone. It turns the phone into a scanner that redirects you to the products available on the Amazon store.

Yes but the premium that Amazon is charging, I also think is very high. 

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3D effect
TanjB   7/28/2014 12:00:32 PM
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Probably has nothing to do with the pixels, as speculated in your teardown.  It is more likely based on how we synthesize 3D from multiple cues.  People who have the use of only one eye still see the world in 3D.  And, the head tracking needs of dynamic perspective seem very similar to this:

http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/

See the third project down, the one about 3D?  It is uncanny to watch that video, you share the illusion on your screen even though your head is not being tracked.  It seems the brain is able to adopt someone else's perspective and create the illusion.  Pretty cool.

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
alex128   7/28/2014 12:46:38 PM
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Not sure if you guys have teared down OnePlus One yet. This Amazon Fire will lose its pants facing OnePlus One.

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MS collaboration?
selinz   7/28/2014 3:49:42 PM
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This would have been a good target for MS collaboration.

Anyone know whether this was attempted?

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Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Stacy Wegner   7/28/2014 4:16:01 PM
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No, we have not yet analyzed the OnePlus One, but YES - it is on our list.

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Revenue Stream and Innovation
chanj0   7/29/2014 3:26:13 AM
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I am sure Amazon is going after the recurring revenue coming from video and product selling from Fire instead of from selling the phone.

In technology point of view, Amazon does deliver an innovative idea of using 4 cameras to track user's face to provide better 3D image. The team earns the credit of first of its kind. :)

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