Yesterday, Samsung announced that it’s going to start providing repair resources for owners of certain Galaxy devices to fix their own devices in the USA.
Covering the Galaxy S20 and S21 product lines, and the Galaxy Tab S7+ and beginning this summer:
Samsung consumers will get access to genuine device parts, repair tools, and intuitive, visual, step-by-step repair guides. Samsung is collaborating with iFixit, the leading online repair community, on this program
Here are the kinds of repairs they say they’ll support:
To start, Galaxy device owners will be able to replace display assemblies, back glass, and charging ports — and return used parts to Samsung for responsible recycling. In the future, Samsung plans to expand self-repair to more devices and repairs
Notably, it doesn’t sound like they’ll support battery replacements yet, which seems like a major limitation. No word on whether they plan to extend this beyond the USA either.
Even so, it’s great to see that iFixit has been working with Samsung on this and sounds promising, even if a little limited for now. Definitely one to watch.