In the push to allow users to self-repair their devices when needed, iFixit and Samsung are officially launching their repair program to include replacement parts for select Galaxy devices, along with tutorials on these DIY fixes.
While the program is 1) only for US users, and 2) covers the Galaxy S20 series, S21 series, and Tab S7 Plus, it’s still a step forward for Samsung to allow its customers to do repairs by themselves. The covered devices may be limited, but Samsung assures that they will expand the devices and types of repairs covered in the future. As of this writing, iFixit offers genuine Samsung parts that cover the back glass, charging port and front display+battery assembly.
Regarding pricing, Samsung said that consumers will pay the same price as its “affiliated repair providers”. To give you an idea, a replacement Galaxy S20 display assembly+battery will cost you $199.99(~Php 11.2k), while the back glass and charging port will cost you $69.99(~Php 3.9k) and $59.99(~Php 3.4k) respectively.
The price of the back glass and charging port remains the same across all Galaxy S models and only differs with the display assembly+battery–in the case of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, that will cost you $232.99(~Php 13k).
Aside from Samsung, iFixit also partnered with Google and Valve for their repair programs, while Apple has its own self-repair program.