Translating step 4
Waterproofing a smartphone means sealing up all of the ingress points. We find our first evidence of Google's efforts in a gasket on the SIM tray.
In a departure from standard smartphone opening procedure, we leave the iOpener behind today. The Pixel 2 employs a foam tape that can be separated without applying heat.
Inside we find long cables—a welcome respite from some treacherous openings with past smartphones.