After Apple and Google, Samsung also launched its own smartphone repair program. True, it works with great limitations: firstly, components are available only for models of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 lines (as well as the Galaxy Tab S7 + tablet), and secondly, the range of components is meager – users can buy (and, of course, replace ) screen, charging port or back panel. The most requested components in case of repair are the display and the battery, but batteries are not offered.
Program, as in the case of Google, launched in partnership with iFixit. On the iFixit website, you can order components, there are also detailed instructions for replacing a particular component. When purchasing an original screen, the user will receive a tag to send the old screen for recycling.
In terms of pricing, Samsung says that users will pay for parts the same as “affiliated repair providers” (in other words, authorized service centers) pay. The most expensive spare part is the screen for the Galaxy S21 Ultra at $233. And the back panels and charging connectors cost mostly $60-70. However, Samsung noted that prices are subject to change. The program is currently only available in the US.