The OnePlus 3T is the latest smartphone from the startup based in Shenzhen, China. It's not a huge update from the OnePlus 3 that they released earlier this year, but it is still selling fairly well for the company. They have already sold out of their initial stock and have pretty long waiting periods now. However, many people may be wondering how easy it is to replace parts of the OnePlus 3T, like the display, if something were to happen to it. Well, Laptopmain has taken the liberty of tearing the device apart – instead of iFixit this time – and showed us what exactly is inside the OnePlus 3T and how difficult it is to actually take apart. To take the OnePlus 3T apart, you'll need a guitar pick, screw driver, tweezers, crowbar and a suction cup. Keep in mind that it is not recommended to do this on your own, as it will most likely void your warranty.
After popping off the back cover of the OnePlus 3T, you can see that the NFC module is located near the rear camera. Which is where it typically is on most smartphones these days. The alert slider that OnePlus has been using since the OnePlus 2 last year, is integrated into the back cover. The main chips inside the OnePlus 3T, like the processor, modem, etc., are all covered by metal shields which are also partly covered in a layer of thermal grease. The battery is located in the center of the phone, with a cable connecting the motherboard at the top of the phone, with the bottom board.
This teardown does confirm many of the specs of the device. As we can see the 3400mAh battery that is inside, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 6GB of RAM. There is also the camera module which is removable and confirms the 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor with LED flash, phase detection autofocus and OIS.
You can check out the full teardown at the link down below. It's great seeing the internals of smartphones that we use everyday, and basically can't live without. It's also great to see how small these components in our smartphones really are these days. It's amazing how technology has progressed over the years.