Google just officially retired the Pixel 8 just a few hours ago, and people are already tearing it down. In a video posted on youtubePBKreviews offers an early look at all the hardware behind the phone’s 6.2-inch OLED display.
The video begins with PBKreviews carefully removing the screen, which features a fingerprint sensor attached to the inside. After attempting to pry off the 4575mAh battery with the included tab, PBKreviews loosens the adhesive under the battery with isopropyl alcohol and removes it using a pry tool.
Next, PBKreviews removes the 10.5MP selfie camera and removes the 50MP main sensor, along with the 12MP ultrawide camera. The video also shows the placeholder for the mmWave 5G antenna (which Verizon is charging $100 extra for). On the main board of the device you can see the proximity and ambient light sensors and the RAM. There is also a USB-C port that is soldered to the board, which PBKreviews says could make it difficult to replace.
The Pixel 8 starts at $699 and comes with quite a few performance improvements thanks to the new Tensor G3 chip. Hopefully we’ll have a teardown of the Pixel 8 Pro soon, as I’d also like to see the technology behind the temperature sensor and 5x telephoto lens.