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With the midframe dispatched, we finally get a look at the battery and motherboard.

Yet again, we are disappointed. The battery is still held captive, all the way under the motherboard.

By this point, we're also accustomed to being able to remove the expandable memory, in the form of a MicroSD card. Where is it? Oh, that's right—Samsung eliminated it. If you need additional storage, you'd better pay for it up-front; there'll be no adding it later.

The midframe is littered with goodies—tons of spring contacts, an NFC/wireless charging coil, and a speaker.

We'd love to get the battery out now and take a look, but for the moment we'll have to settle for disconnecting it from the motherboard.

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