IFixit's Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screen

The Verge reviews the Pixel 3

The Verge reviews the Pixel 3

In the teardown, iFixit mentioned that it's fairly hard to get the Pixel 3 XL open, thanks to copious amounts of foam adhesive. That is why iFixit gave the phone a repairability score of just 4 out of 10.

What else interesting can we glimpse from gutting the Google Pixel 3 XL? While glass-covered flagships seem to be very popular at the moment, the fact of the matter is that glass is more fragile than aluminum, increasing the potential for damage and the possible need for repairs.

Turns out it's a Samsung AMOLED, the same type of display (though not necessarily the same screen) that appears in Samsung's latest Galaxy models such as the Note 9 and the Pixel 3's predecessors, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It sounds like removing the display might be a problem area for the Pixel 3 XL, but the good news is that once you get in, performing a common fix should be fairly easy. Other repairs, however, might not be so easy, as you'll need to remove the speaker housing at the bottom of the phone and break its waterproof seal if you want to replace anything on the daughterboard, such as the USB-C port or the SIM reader.

iFixit's latest teardown took on the new Google Pixel 3 XL and while there weren't a lot of surprises, it did clear up one of the remaining mysteries about the phone: Which company made its display.

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