Google Jumps on the Self-Repair Train
Apr 8, 2022, 12:31 PM by Rich Brome
Owners of Google Pixel phones will soon be able to perform common repairs themselves using genuine parts from Google. The move comes hot on the heels of a similar announcement from Samsung just last week. Similar to Samsung, Google is partnering with iFixit, which will sell the repair kits (including necessary tools) as well as individual parts. The program includes all Pixel phones starting with the Pixel 2, and "things like batteries, replacement displays, cameras and more". The program launches "later this year". Apple launched a similar program in November.
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6.2" display FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 765G processor 6 GB RAM
3,885 mAh battery
Wide-Angle Camera, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Fingerprint Reader
6" display FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 765G processor 8 GB RAM
4,080 mAh battery
Wide-Angle Camera, NFC, Wireless Charging, Fingerprint Reader, Water-Resistant