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Brazilian certification agency delivers a damning confirmation about the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra

A Brazilian certification agency has seemingly confirmed the fate of the charging brick for the Galaxy S21 series. (Image source: xleaks7 & Pigtou)
A Brazilian certification agency has seemingly confirmed the fate of the charging brick for the Galaxy S21 series. (Image source: xleaks7 & Pigtou)
Samsung may have mocked Apple for removing chargers from its iPhones, but now it seems that the South Korean company has followed suit. The move may not apply to all regions, but many Galaxy S21 handsets will come with almost no accessories in the box.

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Brazilian certification agency Anatel has seemingly confirmed that Samsung will not be including a charger or earbuds with the Galaxy S21 series. There had been a rumour in July that Samsung was planning to do so from 2021, primarily because it believed that it had already sold enough USB chargers over the last ten years.

According to Technoblog, Anatel has confirmed that Samsung will not include a charger or earbuds with any of the Galaxy S21 series. The S21 Ultra is expected to support up to 45 W wired charging, but you will need to spend an additional US$49.99 on an official Samsung 45W USB-C Super Fast charger to take advantage of high wattage charging.

The mockery by Samsung of Apple's decision in October to remove the charger and earbuds from iPhones now seems rather hypocritical, in our opinion. Funnily enough, Samsung has now deleted the Facebook post in which it mocked Apple for failing to give its customers something as 'basic as a charger'. The post lives on though, courtesy of the Wayback Machine. According to the website, Samsung deleted its post from Facebook sometime in November.

This is not the first time that Samsung has ridiculed Apple for something, before imitating it shortly after. In 2017, Samsung published a video in which it derided Apple for the notch on the iPhone X and the lack of a headphone jack. Samsung eventually removed the headphone jack from its Galaxy Note series in 2019, the Galaxy S series this year and included the mother of all notches in the Galaxy Fold. Clearly, Samsung has not learned any lessons from its past behaviour.

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We now see why Samsung quickly deleted this post on Facebook. (Image source: Facebook)
We now see why Samsung quickly deleted this post on Facebook. (Image source: Facebook)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-12- 8 (Update: 2020-12- 8)