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iFixit teardown Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G smartphone

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G handset gets iFixit teardown treatment

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 26, 2019 at 07:32 pm CDT - 0 mins, 46 secs reading time

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G handset into the market, with iFixit already tearing down Samsung's latest and greatest 5G-powered smartphone.

iFixit teardown Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G smartphone |

The new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G won't be easy to repair, with Samsung positioning the motherboard at the top half of the phone -- just like Apple does with the iPhone X. Samsung secures more room to make the battery wider (as the Note 10+ 5G has a 4300mAh battery) but requires cables between the motherboard and daughterboard.

This move blocks access to the battery, and while they can be moved to the side, iFixit notes it'll be harder to repair broken Galaxy Note 10+ 5G handsets.

Every single repair requires un-gluing of the glass rear cover, while replacing the glued-down battery is hard, iFixit notes that most display repairs "require either a complete teardown or replacing half the phone".

iFixit gives Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G a repairability score of 3/10.

Last updated: Aug 27, 2019 at 06:11 am CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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