Just in time for today’s start of sales of the Samsung Galaxy S21 in several new markets, iFixit specialists published a video of a smartphone teardown.
Considering that the back panel of the Galaxy S21 is plastic, it was not difficult to assume that it is easy enough to open it, which means that the maintainability rating will be at least not below average.
Indeed, it is not difficult to open the Galaxy S21. Inside, everything is held by standard screws, and the components are connected to each other by loops that can be easily disconnected.
The battery is firmly glued, so you have to work hard to remove it. But the screen is worse – it is fragile. Specifically, in the case of iFixit, the screen broke during extraction. Therefore, the final result is only 4 points for maintainability.
Nevertheless, the company is rather modest about the potential sales of the Galaxy S21 5G. According to the latest data, Samsung plans to ship about 26 million units of the Galaxy S21 series this year...