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Beneath the main board, a sign. Some friendly manufacturing QA professional has inscribed the copper heat sink with the letters TD—which, come on, can only mean Tear Down. Samsung? Is that you? Was this meant to be?

You probably could have spent your $2,000 USD on a pretty nice DSLR or mirrorless camera, so it's slightly appropriate that this phone folds six cameras into its frame. Consolation prize?

The only other time we've seen this many cameras in a smartphone teardown is Huawei's P30 Pro.

We line up the unblinking eyes:

Rear-facing 12 MP telephoto and 12 MP wide-angle cameras

Rear-facing 16 MP ultra-wide camera

"In-the-fold" 10 MP selfie cam (top) and 8 MP RGB depth cam

"Folded" front-facing 10 MP selfie cam

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