Samsung expands self-repair kits to Galaxy Z foldables

  • Samsung has announced that its latest foldables will be a part of its self-repair program.
  • It will specifically launch self-repair kits for the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5.
  • The program is expanding to more countries, but South Africa is not listed at this time.

Last year Samsung announced the launch of self-repair kits that would allow consumers in selected countries to repair certain elements on their smartphones thanks to a partnership with iFixit. Earlier this year that program was expanded to Europe, and now the South Korean company is adding support for its latest foldables.

To that end, the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 will be added to the lineup of devices that have access to self-repair kits with certified Samsung parts.

Here they will be able to replace components like the “screen, back glass, charging ports, speaker, SIM tray and side key and volume key in their Galaxy smartphones,” Samsung confirmed in a blog post.

“Through December, more Galaxy products will be added — including the Galaxy S23 series, Tab S9 series and the Galaxy Book2 Pro series,” the company added.

Along with expanding the lineup of devices that will get self-repair kits, Samsung is also increasing the number of countries where this program will officially be available. “Samsung is extending the program’s coverage to 30 additional countries in Europe, including Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Portugal,” it added.

At the time of writing, South Africa is not listed as one of the countries, with no country from the Middle East and Africa region cited. Hopefully that changes in future as the ability to repair your device for simple fixes without having to book it in or pay exorbitant fees would prove handy indeed.

Also of interest will be when Samsung expands the program to its popular Galaxy A series, which offers some of the best value for money and performance on the market currently. It would also give it another unique selling point in what is an already congested mid-range smartphone space.

The devices that are currently a part of the program feature in the table below:


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