OnePlus 9 Pro teardown: doing it in reverse this time

OnePlus 9 Pro teardown

Have you ever seen a reverse teardown? Well we haven’t, but this interesting teardown video from JerryRigEverything shows us how to build a OnePlus 9 Pro. The OnePlus team sent Zack Nelson parts of the new OnePlus 9 Pro to complete the phone. It’s like repairing the phone but starting halfway. The YouTuber accepted the challenge and thanked OnePlus for sponsoring the video. Instead of taking a device apart, OnePlus shipped a completely disassembled phone. They wanted to see if I could put it all back together.

Looking inside the phone, you noticed the copper chamber that helps trap heat that is usually generated while gaming or charging. Some of the early observations include the LTPO low temperature polycrystalline oxide OLED panel. It is very thin, which allows heat to escape from the screen.

Zack indicated there are six chambers inside. The under-display fingerprint scanner is the smallest. It is obvious that the sensors fitted by Hasselblad are larger. Our guy pointed out some other parts like the rectangular haptic vibrator, two tabbed batteries, the SIM card tray with the charging port tape, a water damage indicator, and a bottom speaker with foam balls.

JerryRigEverything brought back the motherboard with three 5G antennas. Zack was able to reattach most of the cables and tapes. So were you able to complete the phone? Success!

Said some screws were missing, but that’s okay. It is a challenge to “repair” something that you did not disassemble yourself. OnePlus even sent him an instruction booklet, but he didn’t use them. Now is this something new? JerryRig Everything a phone builds from disassembled components? That will be interesting.

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