The base Galaxy S21 model and the top-tier Galaxy S21 Ultra have already been disassembled on camera so it’s only natural for the third and final model to make an appearance as well. The same tech YouTube channel as before did the honors of disassembling the Galaxy S21+, and unsurprisingly, the phone sits right between its two siblings with a repairability score of 7/10.
The Galaxy S21+ looks very similar to the base model both inside and out, and their specs are nearly identical too. The phone has a glass back panel that can be removed with prying tools and the help of a heat gun, and indeed, this component is the reason why the Galaxy S21+ gets a repairability score that’s 0.5 points lower than the base model’s. The standard Galaxy S21 has a polycarbonate back panel that’s easier to remove.
The latest disassembly video all but confirms that Samsung is using graphite thermal pad for the entire Galaxy S21 series, or at least it seems to be doing so for the international variants that are powered by the Exynos 2100 chipset.
Check out the video below for a much closer look at the Galaxy S21+ from the inside. Hopefully you’ll never have to use the disassembly video as a DIY reference, but if you’re curious to see what beats at the heart of Samsung’s new flagship phone then a disassembly video is probably the best and most convenient way of finding out.