Investing Inside the Google Pixel 2 XL
2017 was filled with flagship phone releases. The Samsung Galaxy S8, The iPhone X, The Razer Phone, the OnePlus 5T, and the Essential Phone to name a few. But the Google Pixel 2 XL may have been the most talked about (sorry iPhone people). The pictures that the Google Pixel 2 XL are able to produce make the phone, or at least the camera and the camera software the benchmark for all 2018 cell phone releases.
We take a look into the Google Pixel 2 XL, not because we want to know how it works, but to find investment ideas.
ifixit.com did a break down of the Google Pixel 2 XL, allowing us to get a look at which company is providing what for the Google Pixel 2 XL.
We've added the manufacturers name, the ticker symbol and the stock price. Each company's name and ticker symbol are linked to the company's website for anyone looking to do their own research. Thanks again to ifixit.com for the break down.
The display for the Google Pixel 2 XL is a 5.99-inch POLED display manufactured by LG Display, LGL $14.11.
The battery in the Google Pixel 2 XL is supplied by LG, LGL $14.11.
Green Box - The Qorvo QM788035 manufactured by Qorvo, QRVO $79.95.
Light Blue Box - The Skyworks 7360-2A 1716 HX manufactured by Skyworks Solutions, SWKS $106.00.
Yellow Box - The Avago AFEM-9046 KA1717 LB003 172604S60015 manufactured by Broadcom, AVGO $248.62.
Orange Box - The Samsung KLUCG4J1ED 64 GB Universal Flash Storage manufactured by Samsung, KRX: 005930, ￦2,342,000.
Red Box - The Samsung K3UH5H5 4 GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM, layered over a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 manufactured by Qualcomm, QCOM $63.40.
Top Blue Box - The NXP 81A04 sSD730 manufactured by NXP Semiconductors, NXPI $125.60.
Bottom Blue Box -The Murata SS7715005 manufactured by Murata, TYO: 6981 ¥14,860
Purple Box - The Google Pixel Visual Core SR3HX X726C502 manufactured by Google, GOOGL $1,113.75.
Red Box - The ST Microelectronics ST33G1M2 32 bit MCU manufactured by ST Microelectronics, STM $22.91.
Yellow Box - The Qualcomm PM8998 per management IC manufactured by Qualcomm, QCOM $63.40.
Green Box - At the time of the iFixit release of the Google Pixel 2 XL breakdown, the website was not 100% of the manufacturer or model of this chip. Their best guess is The Qualcomm PMI8998 003 7R71286 manufactured by Qualcomm, QCOM $63.40.
Light Blue Box - The Qualcomm SMB1381 Quick Charge 4 IC manufactured by Qualcomm, QCOM $63.40.
Blue Box - At the time of the iFixit release of the Google Pixel 2 XL breakdown, the website was not 100% of the manufacturer or model of this chip. Their best guess is the Texas Instrument TI 75AQJH1 2557 manufactured by Texas Instruments, TI $103.66.
Orange Box - The Qualcomm WTR5975 Gigabit LTE RF transceiver, manufactured by Qualcomm, QCOM $63.40.
If you've read any of our other "Investing Inside" articles, many of the company's in the Pixel 2 XL should be familiar. The Murata SS7715005 manufactured by Murata is the only name we haven't come across before. It was surprising to find out how many components Qualcomm provided for the Pixel 2 XL. (we're still mad that we missed the boat on Qualcomm in the low 50s)
In our opinion to find a good investment idea check out some of our other "Investing Inside" reviews. Look for manufactures that are getting their products inside other in-demand consumer electronics. A company who is able to place its products in multiple in-demand consumer electronics may be worth a real look as a possible investment.
The Google Pixel 2 XL may not have sold the most phones of all the cell phones released in 2017, but it felt like the most talked about. Did you know that the camera of the Google Pixel 2 XL that makes even the most novice of photo takers seem decent is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning? If you want to read more about Google specifically as an investment you can read more here.
Thanks to ifixit.com for the break down. Before you hit the buy button on any one of these companies make sure to do your own research.
We look forward to looking under the hood of more popular electronics to find investment ideas. If you want stay updated with The Seville Report's post and what companies we are reviewing go to sevillereport.com and leave your email.
All Photos are from ifixit.com