Intrepid engineer successfully jerry-rigs lightning port into a Galaxy A51
Using an Android phone in a predominantly Apple household (and vice versa) can be cumbersome because of the different chargers used. But, what if an Android phone were to use a lightning port instead of USB-C. It turns out there is at least Samsung Galaxy A51 out there that fits the bill.
One might ask who would be intrepid enough to undertake such a risky endeavour. Unsurprisingly, it is Ken Pillonel, the same person who jerry-rigged a USB-C port into an iPhone. A complete video of the process will soon be uploaded to his YouTube channel.
Ken told Engadget in an interview that the process was much easier this time around, at least physically. Apple's proprietary software did pose some hurdles, but he seems to have overcome them, as the port can charge the device and transmit data.
Exactly how the device will perform in the long term is an entirely different question. It has little value other than a novelty item and will probably be treated as such. Currently, Ken has no plans to sell the one-of-a-kind Galaxy A51, but he could make a pretty penny the day he plans to.