Samsung France has shared the official repairability scores for the upcoming launches of Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35. France implemented mandatory repairability labels for electronic devices in 2020. The rating is based on 5 categories that take into account, among other things, the availability of parts, repair manuals, and tools required for repairs. The scores for each category are then multiplied by a weighted coefficient for the final recoverability score.
Galaxy A55 earned an 8.5/10 rating, which is a slight increase from last year’s Galaxy A54, which scored 8.3/10.
Galaxy A55 repairability score
Galaxy A35 got an 8.4/10 rating, which is also 0.1 points better than its predecessor. According to the score breakdown, the newer devices will have parts available for a longer period of time, along with better access to disassembly tools and more affordable prices for said parts.
Galaxy A35 repairability score
Interestingly, the A35 scored lower on the disassembly criteria compared to its predecessor.
Galaxy A55 is expected to feature an Exynos 1480 chipset along with a 6.5-inch FHD+ 120 Hz OLED display, 50 MP main camera, and support for 25W wired charging.
Samsung Galaxy A35 • Samsung Galaxy A55
Galaxy A35 is rumored to bring an Exynos 1380 chipset, a 6.6-inch 120Hz FHD+ display, and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging. Samsung has yet to confirm official launch plans for either of the two Galaxy devices, but given the amount of leaks, we can assume that their launch is close.