Lots of folks are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus right now and they're making sure to clean both their hands and lots of surfaces around them, including their phones. Samsung is doing its part to help keep phones clean with a new service.
Samsung's Galaxy Sanitizing Service promises to clean your phone, Galaxy Watch, or Galaxy Buds. The service is being offered for free through Samsung Service Center and Samsung Experience Store locations in select countries.
The Galaxy Sanitizing Service is currently available in 19 countries, according to SamMobile: Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United States, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
It's expected to expand to many more countries soon: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czechia, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
Samsung urges Galaxy device owners not to use alcohol or other cleaners on their phones, despite Apple and Google saying its okay to use wipes to clean their phones (via WSJ). Instead, the Galaxy Sanitizing Service uses ultraviolet cleaning devices to sanitize your device without any chemicals, and Samsung says that it's tested these ultraviolet cleaners to ensure that they don't affect your phone.
While Samsung doesn't appear to have an official website up for its Galaxy Sanitizing Service right now, it did recently have a page live on its Malaysian site that you can view a cache of now.