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EU Plans To Enforce Better Phone Battery Life And Spare Parts

The European Union (EU) is planning to improve the battery life of phones and the availability of spare parts.

In a draft published by the EU, regulators are planning to force phone manufacturers to supply professional repairers with at least 15 different parts for five years after a phone goes on sale. Consumers will also have guaranteed access to replacement parts for five years such as batteries, displays, chargers, back covers and SIM card trays.

The purpose of the draft is to improve the repairability of smartphones and tablets as well as reduce Europe’s carbon footprint. This comes after EU lawmakers proposed mandating a universal charger for mobile phones and other devices.

Regardless of whether the proposal is passed, it will be interesting to see if other countries will follow in the EU’s footsteps in reducing their carbon footprint.


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