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Cost of 3G-enable Vita materials estimated to be around $159 

UBM TechInsights got its hands on a 3G-enabled Sony Vita, pried it open to see what all was inside, and figured the total cost of all components came to around the $159 mark.

According to the firm's VP of business intelligence, Jeffrey Brown, the Vita's innards are as follows:

  • Sony CXD5315GG – Quad-core processor with two Samsung K4P2G324EC 256 MB Mobile DDR2-S4 SDRAM Memory die (512MB total memory)
  • Toshiba THGBM3G5D1FBAIE - Multichip Memory Package – Memory and Memory Controller
  • Marvell 88W878S-BKB2 - Avastar WLAN/Bluetooth/FM Single-Chip System-on-Chip
  • Fujitsu MB44C026A – Possible Multichannel Switching Controller
  • Sony 1144KM427 – suspected AKM Magnetic Compass
  • Wolfson Micro WM1803E – Audio Codec
  • Qualcomm MDM6200 – Gobi Single-mode Modem
  • Qualcom PM8028 – Power Management IC
  • Toshiba TY890A111222KA - Mobile SDR SDRAM Memory
  • Kionix KXTC9 - Three-axis MEMS accelerometer
  • Avago ACPM-7868 - GSM Power Amplifier
  • Avago ACPM-5005 - W-CDMA Band V Power Amplifier Module
  • Avago ACPM-5001 - W-CDMA Band I Power Amplifier Module
  • Avago ACPM-5002 - W-CDMA Band II Power Amplifier Module
  • Avago ACPM-5008 - W-CDMA Band VIII Power Amplifier Module
  • EPCOS B7429 - SAW Duplexer
  • Sony CXM3555ER - SP10T Antenna Switch Module
  • Atmel MXT224 – 224-Channel Touchscreen Sensor
  • STMicroelectronics 32P10SOD
  • STMicroelectronics 3GA51H - Gyroscope

Now, when you put all of these components together to create the handheld, the price breaks down to $159.10/£102.90:

  • Display and touchscreens: $50
  • Battery: $3.60
  • Cameras: $3.50
  • Wi-Fi/BT/GPS: $3.50
  • NAND: $6.00
  • SDRAM: $9.25
  • Processor: $16.00
  • BB+XCR: $16.25
  • Non-electronic: $11.00
  • Other: $30.00
  • Supporting materials: $10.00

PS Vita releases in the US and UK on February 22. The 3G version will run you $299/£279.99.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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