Smartphones, especially flagship phones, are expensive to repair. Taking the Samsung Galaxy S22 as an example, the screen repair cost of this high-end flagship is about $200. For this reason, Samsung plans to use recycled parts to reduce repair fees. According to Business Korea, Samsung will launch a new program to ease repair costs. When a device in the hands of a consumer fails and a part needs to be replaced, Samsung can provide old parts that have been certified and tested, thus reducing repair costs. The report claims that repair costs for the Samsung Galaxy S22 can as low as half the original price.
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The report also claims that Samsung’s plan is conducive to environmental protection. Furthermore, it will also significantly reduce the maintenance burden on consumers. Of course, consumers can also choose brand-new parts, but need to pay high maintenance costs.
Since the company announced Galaxy Project for Earth in August 2021, it has been promoting the use of recyclable materials. For the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Book 2 Pro series notebooks launched this year, some of the parts and components come from recycled old fishing nets. In addition, in order to realize the environmental protection plan, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series no longer comes with a charger.
Samsung Galaxy S23 exposure
The Samsung Galaxy S23 will be official in the first half of 2023. This smartphone will be the top model of the Android camp in 2023. There are speculations that the Samsung Galaxy S23 will use MediaTek’s flagship processor. This will be the first time that Samsung will use a MediaTek 5G chip on the Galaxy S series.
The speculation claims that the MediaTek chip will hit the Asian market. However, other markets will have the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor. Nerveterless, it is important to note that there are conflicting reports regarding this news. There are also reports that Samsung will not use MediaTek chips on its flagships. The company may use it for the Galaxy A series but not the S series.
Previously, SamMobile broke the news that the company’s latest flagship, Galaxy S22, with the Exynos 2200 chip had many bugs such as stuttering and GPS failure after it was launched. However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version of this flagship series had no related problems. It is worth noting that the Galaxy S22 successor, Galaxy S23 will still provide a Snapdragon version for sale in some markets.