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Galaxy S9+ is very hard to fix, teardown report

Galaxy S9+ is very hard to fix, teardown report

It's not like there's a need for a Microsoft Edition of Samsung's flagship smartphones anyway.

Tech giant Samsung Electronics plans to ship 43 million units of its flagship smartphone models Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus this year, higher than the 41 million units of Galaxy S8 lineup it sold last year, according to news reports on March 12. After that, the Galaxy Note 8 was released too with the Android 7.1 Nougat OS. Released previous year, the smartphone was previously known as the A5, but the company has changed its name so that users associate it with the flagship models.

Samsung doesn't need to revolutionize the smartphone industry in 2018 - it needs to iterate on all the hard work it did with the Galaxy S8 line past year.

The company awarded the Galaxy S9+ with a "repairability" score of 4 out of 10, same as Galaxy S8+, but failing to beat the iPhone X's 6 out of 10, which appears to be less hard to fix.




Following this, Samsung notes that the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy A5, and Tab S3 will get the Oreo treatment in the "spring/summer".

YouTuber JerryRigEverything got his hands on the Galaxy S9 duo and put them through a durability test.

Don't expect any exciting new features in the update, though - the S9 already has the latest version of Android Oreo and we can't imagine Samsung adding new features to the phone quite this soon. Other gadgets will also be updated, but it will take some time. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section down below!


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