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.
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.
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