Samsung might ship some of its future smartphones without a charger
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.