Xperia Z2, the latest premium Android smartphone from Sony is set to be launched in Europe and Asia, However, it has already been launched in Taiwan and the cnmo.com people have dismantled it to check out its hardware configuration. Let us see how the sleek and attractive Xperia Z2 looks from inside:

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  • The design of Sony’s Xperia Z2 is almost similar to the Xperia Z1 model except that Z2 has a bigger 5.2 inch screen.

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  • The backside of Xperia Z2 is also made of glass like the Xperia Z1 and the procedure for removal of the back cover is also the same.

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  • The back cover is glued to the phone. You can use a very thin metal strip or something similar to gently pry open the bottom side of the back-case.

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  • Now slowly pry open all the sides in the same way. This procedure will take time and patience.

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  • On removing the back cover, you will see the outer side of the motherboard encased in a metal cover and the battery wrapped with a yellow tape.

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  • First and foremost, you need to keep the glass cover safely as it very thin and delicate.

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  • The Xperia Z2 motherboard is a pretty sight with its metal shield cover.

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  • After the motherboard comes the battery, followed by the speaker and vibrator at the extreme bottom.

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  • Now remove the screws of the motherboard’s metal cover so that you can get a look inside.

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  • There are 6 cross-head screws attached to the metal cover. You need to remove them all.

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  • After removing the screws, take out the battery to disconnect the power supply. It is a 3.8 V battery with 3200mAh capacity.

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  • Now disconnect the other cables and remove all the parts carefully so that the motherboard remains safe.

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  • Shown in the picture below are the parts that must be removed. This includes the Xperia Z2’s rear camera too.

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  • The picture below shows the rear view of Sony Xperia Z2’s motherboard that was covered with metal shield which was removed earlier.

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  • You can see the front view of the motherboard in this picture. All the interfaces such as micro USB port, micro SIM slot, micro SD memory card slot and the front camera can be seen.

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  • After the Xperia Z2 motherboard is removed, the 3.5 mm headphone jack connector can be seen on the top right side.

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  • A closer look at the speaker on the left and the vibrator on the right.

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  • Another close-up picture of the speaker.

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  • This picture shows the Xperia Z2 RF antenna cable that enhances the wireless signals.

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  • In this picture, cables can be seen neatly placed so that they become easy to identify while disassembling the smartphone.

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  • The metal shield can be taken out easily after the motherboard is removed. Its new design making the job easy.

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  • The backside of the Xperia Z2 motherboard can be seen in this picture.

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  • A look at the front side of the motherboard. Some of the chips are covered with thermal paste.

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  • Sony XperiaZ2 contains the Qualcomm PM8941 IC for power management, as can be seen in the picture.

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  • The following picture shows the Samsung 3GB Ram – K3QF7F70DM-QGCF fitted inside it. It has a speed of 930 MHz.

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  • The handset has a NXP TFA9890 speaker chip that can provide a peak output of 7.2 W. It has a boost converter for improved sound quality.

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  • A look at the Samsung 340-KLMAG2GEAC-B001 16 GB internal storage chip.

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  • The XperiaZ2 features a Qualcomm WCD9320 audio decoder chip.

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  • The handset is fitted with SKY77619 multi-band and multimode power amplifier chip.

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  • There is the SKY77753 power amplifier chip for FDD LTE, TDD LTE and TD-SCDMA bands and gives 4G support to the phone.

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  • The handset has the Qualcomm RF Transceiver WTR1625L that supports greater connectivity throughout the world.

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  • This picture shows the Qualcomm power management IC PM8841.

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  • This is the Qualcomm WTR2100 LTE chip.

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  • Sony Xperia Z2 is also fitted with a Qualcomm QFE1101 chip that reduces power consumption in 4G networks.

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  • A closer look at the Xperia Z2 2.2 MP front camera.

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  • This is the micro SIM card slot of the handset.

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  • A close-up view of the micro SD memory card slot.

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  • Here is the Micro USB port of the Xperia Z2.

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  • And now a picture of all the dismantled parts of Sony Xperia Z2 placed together.

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From the above pictures, one can appreciate the engineering brains that have created such a masterpiece!

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