Samsung may ditch in-box phone chargers with future smartphones

Samsung may ditch in-box phone chargers with future smartphones

Samsung will begin selling smartphones that do not include a charger in the box next year, according to a report by Korean website ETNews. However, the details as to this plan are not confirmed so far, but the industry sources claim that Samsung has always been discussing this strategy. Samsung shipped an estimated 295.1 million smartphones in 2019, which means it paid for 295.1 million chargers in 2019.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the recently-launched iPhone SE would also lose the power adapter it is now being shipped with later this year, Kuo said.

Rumors are circulating that Samsung may no longer include smartphone chargers with its new phones. Chargers have been resilient as an accessory when buying a phone for decades. But with 5G support, an undoubtedly improved dual rear-facing camera system, a smaller notch, and a presumably considerably faster Apple A14 Bionic chipset in tow, it sure sounds like it'll be hard to argue with the value proposition of this $749 and up iPhone 12 model. Along with the Galaxy Note 20 series, the company is also expected to launch the Galaxy Fold 2 and the 5G variant of its Galaxy Z Flip smartphone. On the other hand, the report also adds Samsung will sell its first-party chargers to the customers who don't have a charger.

Multiple reports have suggested that Apple is also planning to stop offering power adapters and EarPods with future iPhone models and will ship the devices with just a charging cable.

Renowned Apple commentator, Ming-Chi Kuo, claims Apple may even phase out 5W and 18W chargers which come with today's iPhones, and separately sell a new 20W charger.

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