Tuesday, March 9

removing chargers from boxes will become commonplace

Samsung has removed the charger from the boxes of the Galaxy S21s. However, the brand also explained that this practice would gradually extend to other devices in the future.

Without charger, the box is much smaller

Without charger, the box is much smaller

The Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra have been made official. Among the things we remember about these new smartphones, we can mention the removal of the charger in the boxes of the devices. Samsung has indeed adopted the same practice as Apple.

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As one might expect, this practice will not be limited to the Galaxy S21 only. During a question-and-answer session on the sidelines of the Galaxy Unpacked, TM Roh, head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications division, didn’t leave much room for doubt.

We believe that the phasing out of charging plugs and headphones from the packaging of our devices can help address sustainable consumption issues and remove any pressure consumers might feel from continually receiving unnecessary charger accessories with new ones. phones.

Eco-responsible behavior to promote

In addition, he affirms that a large section of the user community has already adopted this kind of eco-responsible behavior “to promote better recycling habits“. Remember that there are also many people who do not like this decision.

TM Roh also highlights the fact that Samsung has adopted the USB-C standard since 2017 “so that old chargers can still be compatibleWith new smartphones and other potentially affected devices.

If the ecological argument is to be put forward, it should also be remembered that Samsung’s decision is undoubtedly also motivated by a desire to make large-scale savings both in the production and in the transport of products.

Headphones preserved in France

Finally, Samsung provides a USB-C to USB-C cable in the S21 box, but it should be remembered that several users have charge blocks with a USB-A output. So the cable in question may not be very relevant to everyone.

Also note that Samsung is also removing headphones from its boxes, but not in France where these accessories remain mandatory.

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