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Next up, we pull out one of the smallest daughterboards we've ever seen. It's only a little more than a simple USB-C board.

After that harrowing opening procedure, it's nice to see one repairability win in the 6P vs 5X comparison: a USB port mounted on a small and inexpensive daughterboard, rather than soldered onto the motherboard.

The front side of the daughterboard features some control hardware and spring contacts for the LTE antenna...

Texas Instruments TUSB320 USB type-C port controller

AKM Semiconductor AK8789 hall sensor

Skyworks SKYxxxx antenna tuner (likely)

...And on the back we spy one of the 6P's three noise canceling microphones and a couple more contacts, for the vibrating motor and speaker.

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