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On our way to the fingerprint sensor, we fish out the USB-C port, attached to a long interconnect cable.

If you opt to charge wirelessly, the wear-and-tear on this port should be greatly reduced—but when it does fail, it's nice to see that it comes out separately from the daughterboard and SIM card reader.

We're all in favor of more major component modularity (or MMCM, as no one calls it). This makes for greatly expedited repairs compared with, say, the soldered ports on the new Galaxy S10 line.

While we're here, we extract the traditional (non-display-based) loudspeaker module.

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