The Samsung Galaxy S7 was only released worldwide today, but as usual, iFixit have already torn it down, providing it with a score of how easy it is to repair.
Here’s what they had to say about the phone:
Our voyage into the belly of the beast proves the trend of twin flagship design convergence. Reusing components and design elements between devices saves Samsung money and development time, but also dooms them to the same woeful 3-out-of-10 repairability score for both devices. Apparently, edginess is only display-deep.
So the S7 did only manage to achieve a score of 3 out of 10 on the iFixit repair index, which makes it extremely hard to repair.
The reasons for this vary, but the main reason is that the display has been glued in.
You can read more about the iFixit score at the source link.