Samsung adds 300 fix locations through partnership with uBreakiFix

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The authorized uBreakiFix stores, which are located in all major U.S. metro areas, will offer front and back screen replacements, battery replacements, port and camera repairs and other in- and out-of-warranty services for phones ranging from the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the S9, as well as the Note 5 and Note 8. The phones range from the S6 and Note 5 through the S9 and Note 8.

Samsung Electronics America, the makers of the Galaxy line of smartphones, announced that more than 300 uBreakiFix stores have been authorized to fix its products.

Galaxy owners will have the option to either schedule an appointment at a uBreakiFix location, or just drop the phone off without calling ahead.

Currently, uBreakiFix has more than 300 locations, but that's expected to expand by almost 200 more by early 2019.

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One area Samsung has yet to find a way to compete with Apple is service. The staff doing the work will be certified by Samsung, too.

Elsewhere there are similarities to the Galaxy S8 models that preceded these two handsets, including the batteries and front-facing camera tech - that means the AR Emoji feature Samsung introduced with the S9 is largely down to software upgrades.

These Samsung Care authorized service locations are already in every major United States metro area, but by early 2019, the company plans to add 200 more uBreakiFix locations in order to reach even more customers than they already do. Samsung is far and away the most popular manufacturer of Android phones in the U.S., but, like the rest of its peers, it hasn't offered the kind of extensive support provided by Apple and its myriad "Genius Bars" across the country. Samsung wants to make the process a little more convenient.

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