PARIS: More and more smartphone brands are partnering with iFixit, which specialises in repair kits for electronic devices.
The idea is to be able to easily repair your smartphone yourself, rather than getting into the bad habit of replacing it as soon as a component fails.
The latest brand getting onboard is Nokia.
HMD Global, the Finnish manufacturer that has been operating the Nokia commercial brand for several years, has announced a partnership with iFixit.
The very first model concerned by this agreement will be the G22. This entry-level device has just been presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and should be released in the spring.
The main replaceable components of the Nokia G22 will soon be available on the iFixit website, including the screen (€49.95), the battery (€24.95) or the charging port (€19.95).
Customers will then have the choice to buy the spare parts alone or with an accompanying tool kit. To facilitate the repair process, tutorials will also be available on the iFixit website.
Nokia joins Samsung, Google and Motorola on the list of brands already working with iFixit. This service avoids users having to systematically change their smartphone when the slightest problem arises.
Note that while some iFixit kits are available for older iPhones, Apple now has its own online repair service, called Self Service Repair. This allows you to order tools and spare parts to repair your iPhone 12 or 13 yourself.