Sony Tears Open Xperia Z Tablet (Don't Try This at Home)
"Being the gadget geeks we are, we couldn’t help ourselves and had to open it up for a peek at the insides. Check out the video below to see what makes this baby run. Spoiler alert: Lots of techie eye candy ahead," Sony stated in a blog post.
The actual teardown starts at about 74 seconds into the video and begins with removing the back cover, which is held together with adhesive sealant and double-sided tape. Underneath is a carbon fiber inner-lining.
"As you go, you'll see us remove quite a bit of tape," Sony explains in the video.
Removing the battery entails removing half a dozen screws and popping a single hinge. Sony says the battery weighs 133g and is made of three separate batteries connected together. It's incredibly thin, as it had to be, as Sony's pitching the Xperia Z as the world's thinnest tablet.