Let’s delve into the technology powering the 6.7-inch screen of the Pixel 8 Pro.
We’ve already witnessed a teardown of the standard Pixel 8 model, but now iFixit has disassembled the $999 Pixel 8 Pro, providing an up-close look at the new temperature-sensing technology beneath the phone’s display.
Pixel 8 Pro’s Temperature Sensor And Adhesive Battery Arrangement
iFixit’s Shahram Mokhtari initiates the process by using a heating mat, clamp, and pick to remove the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen. Once the display is disconnected, Mokhtari folds back the 5G mmWave antenna cable and proceeds to unscrew the main frame. Following that, Mokhtari endeavors to extract the 5,050 mAh battery by pulling on the plastic tabs beneath the component.
Nonetheless, Mokhtari encounters a similar challenge as PBKreviews, the YouTube channel that dissected the Pixel 8. Both iFixit and PBKreviews ultimately used isopropyl alcohol to loosen the battery’s adhesive. After this step, Mokhtari proceeds to disassemble the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera setup, uncovering the 50MP main camera, 48MP ultrawide lens, and the 48MP telescopic lens.
Exclusive Thermometer in the Pixel 8 Pro and Component Freedom
At last, we get a glimpse of the integrated thermometer unique to the Pixel 8 Pro. Mokhtari provides an extremely close view of the component, which appears as four circular sensors. When the phone is fully assembled, you can locate the temperature sensor within the camera bar on the device’s rear. Its purpose is to deliver precise temperature measurements for surfaces, while body temperature readings are pending FDA approval.
In contrast to the iPhone 15, Mokhtari highlights that the components in the Pixel 8 Pro aren’t restricted by software, so you’re not obligated to buy new parts exclusively from Google. Google also commits to providing seven years of Android updates for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Nevertheless, Google continues to restrict specific features like Night Sight and Zoom Enhance to the Pixel 8 Pro, which, as pointed out by my colleague Sean Hollister, somewhat diminishes the value of that promise.