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With a new and improved phone comes a new and improved opening procedure ... or not! Once again we must heat things up and put our trusty iSclack to work.

We pull the backs off our phones, waiting for some kind of trap. Not this time, Admiral Ackbar! The panels come right off.

Samsung may have accidentally made a repairability improvement here—by moving the fingerprint sensors off the back cover, they've eliminated the flex cable booby trap that has plagued Galaxy hardware repairs in recent years.

Also, did we imagine it, or is the adhesive a little less stubborn this time?

Just as things are cooling down, we notice heat-dissipating graphite pads strategically placed on these back covers. Something in here is designed to get hot without burning your fingers.

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