The list of devices available to be self-repaired at the user's home has been extended with two phones that are quite unique due to their fold.
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Samsung’s self-repair program is becoming more established, with new eligible devices being added for users to fix at home. It has been in Europe since last year. Last year, we also learned about the “Self Assistant” app for those skilled in repairing their own mobile devices.
Now, the two first foldable phones, the Samsung Galaxy Flip 5 and the Galaxy Fold 5, are added to this option, allowing users to handle the repairs themselves within Samsung’s program in Europe and South Korea.
Some Galaxy Books are also included in the Self Repair program
With this option, users of the company’s latest foldable phones can extend the lifespan of their device, by replacing damaged parts with original ones supplied by Samsung. This includes components such as the back glass, charging port, speaker, screen, side buttons, or SIM tray for mobile phones.
Samsung’s self-repair program was launched in 2022 in the U.S., with the Samsung Galaxy S22 as the eligible phone for repair. Two more models were later added, the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S20.
From there, Samsung brought the program to Europe and Korea, and today it reaches more than 30 countries, becoming a more common option thanks to new right-to-repair regulations and the awareness of electronic material reuse. The process involves the sale or provision of the necessary official tools by Samsung, as well as the replacement parts, along with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.
The inclusion of the Flip 5 and Fold 5 is a significant development, as these two devices are initially considered quite delicate due to their folding nature, showcasing Samsung’s confidence in the durability of its latest generation foldable products.
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About the Galaxy Z Flip 5
Samsung foldable phone was launched on August 10, 2023. It is a mid-range foldable phone and is more affordable than other Samsung foldable phones like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Z Fold 5. This model has a smaller screen than the Galaxy Z Fold 5 but is also more compact and portable.
It is currently available in mint, graphite, cream, and lavender colors. Additionally, there are exclusive colors only found on Samsung Store, such as gray, blue, green, and yellow.
|6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, Full HD+ resolution of 2,640 x 1,080 pixels, LTPO technology with a refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz, 22:9 aspect ratio
|3.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, 748 x 720-pixel resolution, 306 pixels per inch, 60 Hz refresh rate
|Dimensions and Weight
|Folded: 71.9 x 85.1 x 15.1 mm, unfolded: 71.9 x 165.1 x 6.9 mm, 187 grams
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
|12 MP (wide-angle, f/1.8) + 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2)
|10 MP (f/2.4)
|Android 13 with One UI
|Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IPX8 certification, Samsung Flex to adapt apps to the phone when partially unfolded
Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
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