In the United States, Samsung and Apple are the two most popular brands of smartphones, so users will be pleased to learn that both will now allow them to repair their own devices, following Apple’s DIY repair program.
When it comes to consumer-replaceable parts for Samsung’s most popular lines of mobile devices, like the Galaxy S20 or S21 series, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+ tablet, iFixit will be partnering with the company to make these parts available.
Samsung has announced a partnership with iFixit, the largest repair community in the United States, to provide “genuine device parts, repair tools, and intuitive, visual, step-by-step repair guides” for the aforementioned devices beginning this summer.
In the beginning, only access to the original display assemblies (with integrated batteries), back glass, and charging ports were provided, but in the future, more component categories and additional devices will be included in the programme.
Samsung’s “responsible recycling” program is designed to satisfy regulators responsible for enforcing circular economy and sustainability guidelines like the Right to Repair Act, but also to provide “more ways for consumers to extend the lifespan of our products with premium care experiences,” according to Ramon Gregory, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Elevated.
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