Wednesday, October 20

Samsung officially drops the charger in the box


The officialization of the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra is notably marked by an important announcement from Samsung: the charger is not included in the box of smartphones. The South Korean giant is therefore like Apple.

The three Samsung Galaxy S21 from the back

The three Samsung Galaxy S21 from the back // Gamesdone: Frandroid

This is not a surprise, but we still had to wait for official confirmation: Samsung does not include a charger in the box of the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. The South Korean giant is thus following in the footsteps of Apple, which made the same decision for its iPhone 12 a few months ago.

The manufacturer puts forward ecological motivations by indicating wanting to reduce its impact on the environment. Producing fewer loaders necessarily pollutes less and also facilitates the transport of products from factories to points of sale: thanks to more compact packaging, more products can be transported in a container.

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A USB-C to USB-C cable

Make no mistake: the interest in Samsung is also economic. On the one hand, he no longer has to invest so intensely in the manufacture of chargers and, on the other hand, he will be able to charge more to people who need to buy them to use their smartphones. Despite this, we must not lose sight of the fact that many users already have chargers at home that they can re-use on their future Galaxy S21s.

Without charger, the box is much smaller

Without charger, the box is much smaller

Samsung still includes a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box of smartphones, highlighting the fact that the industry has widely adopted this format. This is partly true, but it should also be remembered that the market is still in a phase of transition and that a large number of consumers still have chargers with a USB-A port. A USB-C to USB-A adapter or cable would have been better for them – but satisfying everyone is probably not possible.

Samsung no longer laughs

Bad languages, we could recall that Samsung had recently laughed at the lack of charger for the iPhone 12. The company has since removed its mocking posts and adopts the same strategy.

This decision should only concern high-end devices of the brand, at least initially. We also imagine that in the future, other manufacturers will follow. Note that in France, headphones are always provided, as they are compulsory.


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