The Vivo X20 Plus UD, the first handset to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, has just received its first teardown treatment, at least the first one we’ve stumbled upon. This handset had been introduced recently, after Vivo demoed it at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month, and it comes with Synaptics’ Clear ID in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo X20 Plus UD is actually identical to its sibling, the Vivo X20 Plus, aside from the fact it comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is something the Vivo X20 Plus cannot say for itself. The Vivo X20 Plus UD is currently available for purchase in China only, but it is expected to roll out to more markets in the near future.
Having said that, let’s check out the teardown procedure for the Vivo X20 Plus UD, shall we. In the gallery down below, you will notice a number of images which will guide you through the teardown process step-by-step. In addition to that, we’ll try to do that as well, in writing. The first thing you’ll need to do, as with more or less any other modern smartphone, is to remove its SIM card tray, after you’ve powered down the phone, of course. There are two hexagonal screws included at the bottom of the phone, which need to be removed before we can proceed. After you do that, you’ll need a suction cup in order to separate the back panel of this phone from the rest of its body, though do keep in mind that parts of it are glued to the back of the phone. At this point, you will be able to see the phone’s battery, and a motherboard, which is protected by a layer of heat dissipation paste. After you remove the heat dissipation paste, you will need to remove the copper foil, after which you will gain access to the motherboard, camera, and all the other parts that are located in the upper portion of the phone.
In order to gain access to the phone’s battery, you will need to detach it from the motherboard, and not only battery, but all the cables that are placed on top of it. At this point, you will gain access to the lower portion of the phone as well, and will be able to disassemble smaller parts of the device as well. If you need any additional info, you can always follow the source link down below, of course.