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Another Galaxy S7 teardown reveals a non-removable battery not for puppies

By Jules Wang March 8, 2016, 11:43 pm

There are plenty of teardowns out there of the hottest Android device out there. But if you really don’t want to look out there to find out what’s really going on in there, we’ve usually come to trust the folks at iFixit to tell us what’s up, what’s repairable and what will break once you even think to touch it.

The Galaxy S7, which takes a lot of form from the S6, has the same general approach to its unmasking: heat the back glass panel and removing the adhesive — now in black as opposed to white, probably a sign of water resistance reinforcement. Also helping along in achieving the IP68 rating the phone has is some rubber sealing lining the 3.5mm headphone jack, the lower microphone and speaker.


We find that what Samsung has touted as a heat pipe is a flat copper tube weighing less than half a gram and connects to the phone’s metal midframe. The quad HD OLED display as well as the digitizer are also tall orders for repair as circuitry for the capacitive keys wraps around the panel’s backing frame.

The most important takeaway from all of this though? No, not that it has a 3 out of 10 repairability score. It’s that you should not let your puppy near the hard-to-remove 3,000mAh battery or else humanity is bound to end*.

Source: iFixit
Via: Android Police
*Pocketnow does not guarantee that humanity will end if a puppy comes within vicinity of a Samsung Galaxy S7 battery.


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