Less than a day after the official announcement, enthusiasts have already managed to disassemble and study the inner workings of the flagship smartphone Google Pixel 8. The authors of the YouTube channel PBKreviews showed what is behind the gadget’s 6.2-inch OLED display.
The disassembly begins with carefully detaching the screen from the smartphone – the authors of the disassembly showed a fingerprint scanner on the back of the display. The hard nut to crack was the firmly glued battery, which showed a capacity of 4485 mAh. To remove the battery, I had to loosen the adhesive with isopropyl alcohol and apply force.
The authors of the PBKreviews channel showed a front camera with a resolution of 10.5 megapixels, a 50 megapixel main camera with an optical stabilizer and a 12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. The video also showed a replacement antenna for use in 5G millimeter wave networks – the American operator Verizon charges a surcharge of $100 for a device with such an antenna. The Google Pixel 8 motherboard has proximity and light sensors as well as a RAM module. It turns out that the USB Type-C connector is soldered to the board, so replacing it won’t be that easy. The test authors gave the smartphone a maintainability rating of 7 out of 10.
Google Pixel 8 starts at $699. Thanks to the new Tensor G3 chip, its performance has increased compared to its predecessor. The older model Google Pixel 8 Pro may soon be analyzed, characterized by a camera with a telephoto lens and 5x optical zoom, as well as a temperature sensor.