Pixel Fold teardown reveals the center of Google’s $1,800 cellphone

The Pixel Fold is one in all Google’s most intricate items of {hardware} ever, however what does it seem like on the within? The Pixel line would not get a lot teardown love from iFixit anymore (regardless of an official partnership), however PBK Critiques continues to be a dependable supply for well timed teardowns of Google’s newest telephones.

As traditional, the Pixel Fold is glued collectively, so you may need to warmth up the again cowl and the entrance display screen, after which pry every part off. The digital camera facet of the gadget has many of the regular cellphone elements, just like the three cameras, the SoC, storage, modem, backside speaker, and USB-C port, and likewise squeezes in a 1489 mAh battery. The opposite facet is usually battery, sporting a giant 3332 mAh battery, the outer show digital camera, haptic suggestions vibrator, earpiece, and SIM tray.

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It would not seem like there’s a lot room for repairability. The USB-C port lives on the motherboard, so it’s going to be robust to switch. PBK Critiques did not even try to pry off the versatile display screen as a consequence of “a excessive likelihood of damaging or breaking the display screen,” however presumably, there’s only a huge slab of steel beneath it. With all of the components eliminated, you’ll be able to see how the 2 sides talk as a sequence of ribbon cables snake their approach via the hinge.

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