Samsung Galaxy S8+ was launched on March 29, alongside the regular sibling, Galaxy S8. The Plus variant houses a bigger display at 6.2-Inch Diagonal which is sufficient enough to house a 3500 mAh battery. Why the bolder font, you would ask? It’s because the explosive Note 7 had a similar battery.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The guys at iFixit, known for tearing up a device and rating it on repairability, had the S8+ at their disposal, so what did they do? They teared it up and found some interesting specs we are going to discuss in this very post.

And before you ask, the new Samsung Flagship isn’t any task when it comes to repairing. The smartphone secured a measly 4-star rating on the 10-star scale of repairability. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is out and out all glass and metal offering put together with the use of adhesive and screws.

Galaxy S8+ Battery has a lot in common with Note7

Coming to the interesting bits of the teardown, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a 3500 mAh battery which is not only identical to the Note7 capacity but also matches the voltage rating. To be precise, the Galaxy S8+ features a 13.48Wh cell (rated at 3500mAh at 3.85V), the exact same specs for the late Note7.

However, this time around, the difference is that these don’t seem to carry a threat of explosion as the primary component that was found in the ill-fated and ‘now abandoned’ Note7. Hence, if you plan on purchasing the newly launched devices from Samsung, fret not.

Following are the important takeaways from the iFixit teardown of Galaxy S8+:

“Many components are modular and can be replaced independently.

The battery can be replaced, but tough adhesive and a glued-on rear panel make it unnecessarily difficult.

Front and back glass make for double the crackability, and strong adhesive on both makes it tough to access the internals for any repair.

Because of the curved screen, replacing the front glass without destroying the display is probably impossible.”


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