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What is this plastic piece?

(Topic created: 07-11-2022 08:36 AM)
JustDewIt
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It seems to be the 5G mmWave antenna that is for US-based phones only

It looks like a potential button or SIM/SD tray... But I don't know how to reference it for a Google search. And the teardowns I've reviewed completely ignore it.

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What is this plastic piece on the bottom right side of the S22 Ultra?


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LongHiker
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@JustDewIt It covers the 5G antenna. 

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LongHiker
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@JustDewIt It covers the 5G antenna. 

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It's your cellular antenna.
JustDewIt
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So I know that the small slits on the top, and sides were for the antennas, but if what others are saying is true, this is a dedicated 5G antenna wide slit?
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JahRasta
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I think they said it's the 5G antenna
Geek_DTech
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Now I'm curious for when we start receiving the parts for those phones.
JustDewIt
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After other comments stating it's dedicated for 5G, I used that info for more research, and it seems to be a dedicated slit for the 5G mmWave for the S22 in the US
Geek_DTech
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It's going to be interesting to take the phone apart when it comes in for repair.
JustDewIt
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I don't think I'm a fan of the back cover coming off and exposing the cameras. Unless you do it in a clean-room, dust could potentially settle on the lense and cause issues for pictures. This happened to my S20 Ultra after I got water inside and uBreakiFix told me that opening the cameras would possibly affect my pictures... And it did when I would have sun flare on the lense
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They're correct. Depending on the tech we use gloves to ensure our fingerprints and or dust/debris doesn't get into the camera or internal components of the phone.