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The first steps of the disassembly are rather unexciting, but give us a little more time to admire the sleek design of the Mate 9.

We remove the SIM and SD card tray—which (depending on your preference) can hold either a second nano SIM card, or one SIM and one SD card with up to 256 GB of additional storage.

The precious inner workings are protected by two seemingly Apple-esque pentalobe screws—only they're not, because they have six lobes each.

Time to open up, mate!

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