Galaxy phones self-repair
Samsung is following in Apple’s footsteps.
The products that this will initially be applied to are only the latest generations of mobile phones in the top model segment, as well as a single tablet.
More specifically, all phones with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 labels, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+, will be included in the scheme.
The self-repair program is reminiscent of a similar Apple initiative, which was launched in late 2021 directly from Apple itself. The idea is enough to be able to compete specifically with this offer from the Cupertino-based apple company.
Just like Apple’s self-repair, with Samsung’s blueprint, you’ll receive parts, instructions, and tools if you order such a package. This will of course be developed by iFixit, in collaboration with Samsung. The big advantage is that the South Korean company will now bless this, and may also have better official ways to implement the repairs.
Another thing the two self-repair programs have in common is that they will initially only be available in the United States, and will later spread to other parts of the world.
Samsung will offer the following fixes as part of its program:
- Screen replacement
- Replacing the back glass
- Replacing the charging port
So for now, it won’t be possible to change things like the camera or battery via this software, but it seems unlikely that you won’t be able to in the end. Changing the camera and battery is usually very easy, regardless of whether you took the screen out first or the glass back, because it’s usually just a few screws, detaching and connecting here and there.
Samsung itself believes that the program will be good for the environment and users, who do not have to buy a new phone and at the same time save the environment for more e-waste:
“We are committed to giving our users more opportunities to extend the life of our products through premium customer service options, and self-repair will provide more convenient and sustainable opportunities,” said Ramon Gregory, a director of customer service at Samsung.
At the same time, it is worth noting that both Apple and Samsung clearly benefit from the ability to sell their parts directly to consumers, because the alternative is often that third parties manufacture “fake” parts – which of course does not benefit companies Much.
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