This teardown video of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G displays that the internal is rather very similar to that of the Galaxy S20 ahead of it. To get inside of, the plastic again should be got rid of first. And sure, it’s very a lot a plastic subject material – no longer even a touch of glass right here.
This S21 unit is supplied with two mmWave 5G (different variations handiest enhance sub-6). The antennas are positioned one every at the left and proper facets. They don’t seem to be large, however that’s nonetheless two extra antennas than a 4G telephone wishes to deal with. Final 12 months Samsung constructed a different mmWave-enabled model of the S20 only for Verizon, this 12 months it is not an unique function.
Something that Samsung modified for this 12 months is making the show ribbon cable totally detachable. This simplifies changing show – you simply want to take away the again panel, the wi-fi charging coil and the speaker meeting (which covers the USB-C port and nano-SIM slot in addition to the show cable attachment level).
Two doubtlessly tricky upkeep are changing the battery and the selfie digicam. The battery is glued down with out pull tabs (as same old on Samsung telephones). The selfie digicam may be glued to the body, a somewhat fresh alternate (because the Z Turn).
You’ll watch the Galaxy S20 teardown video from the similar channel, PBKreviews, for a have a look at how little the internal design has modified.