Looks like, Samsung is following the footsteps of the Apple iPhone 12 lineup, the South Korean tech giant is also planning to quit shipping chargers in the packaging box. This might even lead to the company eventually discontinuing providing chargers with any of its smartphones.
According to a report by Android Authority, the South Korean tech giant might gradually remove shipping the in box chargers and earphones with its smartphone offerings. Similar to Apple, Samsung also cited environmental concerns as the primary reason for removing these accessories from the retail box. While this may now only be for the newest premium grade flagship, the practice might extend to its other upcoming lineup as well.
As per the report, recently, the company published a set of FAQs about its new flagship handsets and the items that it ships with them. Along with this set of questions, Samsung even hinted at its possible future plans regarding the accessories it provides with its retails boxes. The company stated that “We believe that the gradual removal of charger plugs and earphones from our in-box device packaging can help address sustainable consumption issues and remove any pressure that consumers may feel towards continually receiving unnecessary charger accessories with new phones.”
Samsung further added that it first introduced USB Type C charging ports back in 2017. Meaning, there are plenty of older and compatible chargers that its Galaxy S21 series buyers can use. Keep in mind, the company hasn’t directly stated that it will remove these accessories completely, although, the move might be permanent for its Galaxy S series of flagship smartphones. In other words, the Galaxy A, M, and F family of devices might still continue to ship with these accessories in the future.