We have now completed the camera sensor component selection. We have selected a 48MP Sony camera sensor for the Astro to provide high quality camera images for the device.
We are continuing discussions with MediaTek on the 5G processor selection and license, but this has not prevented us from initial PCB component placement.
The main challenges with component selection and final placement in the past few weeks have been around trying to keep the device thickness as thin as possible whilst fitting all the components into their intended positions.
The key challenge was the placement of the rather deep 48MP Sony camera sensor into the base of the Astro without increasing overall thickness of the phone.
Also, the placement of the fingerprint sensor. We have opted to place the fingerprint sensor on the edge of the device rather than under the AMOLED screen in order not to increase overall thickness of the Astro.
We are nearing completion of the final device thickness stack for the Astro and we are expect to have Astro’s mechanical component stack ready at the end of the coming week.
This means that we can soon proceed to producing the sample components.