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Samsung might ship some of its future smartphones without a charger

Future Samsung phones might ship without a charger
Future Samsung phones might ship without a charger (image via Samsung)
According to a report by a South Korean media outlet, some upcoming Samsung phones might come without a charger in the box. Samsung says that most smartphone users already have a charger and don't need a new one every time they buy a phone. The move will also help Samsung save a few extra bucks and pass the savings on to the customer.
Anil Satyanarayana,

If some reports around the topic are legitimate, some versions of the iPhone 12 might not come with a charging brick out of the box. Rumor has it that Samsung might go down that path too. Most 2020 releases, including the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series, should be exempt from this rule, as it is expected to go in effect starting 2021.

Korean news outlet ETnews states that Samsung plans on shipping phones without a charger in the box. Samsung says that it has shipped a significant number of chargers over the past ten years and that consumers and that they're not a necessity anymore. Cost appears to be a factor, too, as Samsung has to keep up with Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Realme in the mid-range and low-cost segment.

It is unlikely that next year's Galaxy S21 series will follow Samsung's 'no charger in the box' policy, although at least one rumor states otherwise. On the other hand, Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A and Galaxy M phones might not be so lucky.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2