Soon, Samsung will allow customers to self-repair their Galaxy devices. Samsung has collaborated with the repair and parts website iFixit which will ease consumers perform a self-repair of their Samsung smartphones.
The service will begin early this summer. However, it will available to the owners of a few select Galaxy smartphones. More specifically, the owners of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21, and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus lineups owners will be the first to get the self-repair guide. The company’s latest S22 lineups though have not made the cut for now.
For the confirmed devices above, Samsung will offer self-repair guides on displays, back glass, and charge ports.
Remember that iFixit has run similar campaigns with Motorola and Steam so Samsung will be another to collaborate with. Likewise, Samsung’s self-repair will be available for American consumers at least for now.
“At Samsung, we’re creating more ways for consumers to extend the lifespan of our products with premium care experiences,” said Ramon Gregory, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. “Availability of self-repair will provide our consumers the convenience and more options for sustainable solutions.”
Samsung has initially shortlisted S20, S21, and Tab S7 Plus devices for self-repair. Samsung has also added that those who join the program will gain a look at the “intuitive, visual, step-by-step repair guides”. They will also get the necessary tools for repairing the devices. The company says that iFixit has already written guides for the Galaxy S20 lineups and the work on Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is going on at a pace.
For the owners of mid-rangers, Samsung has a spot for them too. The South Korean company has said that it will “expand the range of products, parts and self-repair capability as the program matures.” So we can count on more devices to become part of this exclusive campaign.
Samsung’s self-repair program is a part of its sustainability goals. Remember, Samsung has recently increased Android software rollout timelines for Galaxy devices.
In addition, the phone maker has in the past implemented an upcycling program which later allowed Samsung phones to be turned into sensors for smart home configuration.
“We are excited to be consulting with Samsung to help them develop a solution for DIY parts and repair information,” said Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit. “Every time you fix a device, you’re helping the planet.”
Samsung’s Self-repair program will help certain handset owners extend the life of their Galaxy devices with DIY initiatives. How do you like this, and do you think the company better include more devices in it? Do let us know in the comments.