03 September 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the latest flagship in the market with no major upgrades, looks very similar to the Galaxy Note 8. Even with not so different design, the device does catch attention. While we all can see how the all-new Galaxy Note from Samsung looks from outside, it’s time to take a check on its innards.
We already have one teardown courtesy of the very famous JerryRigEverything, and now one more dissection has appeared, this time it’s from the iFixit team. It will check if the components inside the device are easy on the reparability or not.
In one of the conclusions, iFixit tells that the heat pipe has significantly more surface area than the prior generations. This is something explained in the teardown done by JerryRigEverything. In fact, he has torn down the pipe to check what may reside inside it.
The dissection of the S Pen shows that the supercapacitor powers the Bluetooth radio and other stylus functions may operate without built-in power. The team conjectures that the S Pen charges via the sensing coils near the tip.
The Galaxy Note 9 gets a repairability score of 4 out of 10 on the scale of this teardown by iFixit. The dissection concludes that the Note 9’s components are more modular than ever. And, this is due to the subtle changes to the USB-C hardware, headphone jack, and the S Pen dock’s flex cable. The battery is somewhat replaceable but it’s not that easy to do. Also, the display repairs require replacing the entire chassis.
You can head over to the source and know how the team has done the entire teardown.