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Next up, out come the guts: button sensors, motherboard, haptic drivers, and adaptive triggers, all mounted to a black midframe.

From this perspective, it's pretty clear how much faith Sony has in the DualSense's fancy upgrades. Half of the internal volume is dedicated to the triggers and haptics!

Both adaptive trigger assemblies connect with cables, but the haptic drivers, USB-C port, and joysticks are all held down by soldered connections.

On the backside lives the main circuit board. And where there's a circuit board, there are chips:

SIE CXD9006GG — Likely a custom Sony chip doing all the grunt work

Dialog DA9087 PMIC

Realtek ALC5524 audio codec

Nuvoton NAU8225 3.0 W Class-D Audio Amplifier

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