Apple iPhones no longer come with charger and earphones, and report after report has indicated that The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will also be sold without this accessory.
Most of these leaks are centered on the power stone, and there was still hope that the earphones will remain. One The leak went so far as to say that the new phones come with the upcoming Galaxy Buds Beyond / Pro. Well, that seems unlikely.
Firstly, leaks Roland Quandt has already said that the Galaxy S21
will be sold without a charger, cover and headphones.
A now deleted tweet by leaker Ishan Agarwal suggests the same, according to GSM Arena. Although this scoop is about British models, it probably applies to all regions.
Samsung was quick to swipe at Apple when they announced their apparent environmental decision. The South Korean colossus is now trying to cover the tracks delete posts on social media that mocked Apple, and forget that what happens on the internet stays on the internet.
ONE archiving team in Brazil has also confirmed that Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra will be sold without chargers.
In the box you will probably only find the USB-C to USB-C cable. To dampen the blow, Samsung is expected to launch a new one 30W brick next to Galaxy S21 series phones that cost less than 25W charger.
Will Samsung go the Apple way or the Xiaomi way?
Samsung will probably also try to position the decision under the guise of environmental protection.
Consumers will have a hard time digesting it, especially after Xiaomi’s recent move. With the new Mi 11 series, the Chinese company has also done away with the charger as an environmental measure, but the decision does not look like a money grab.
That’s because Xiaomi wants it to be sells two versions, one without a charger and one as a package with a 55W GaN wired charger, and both cost the same.
It remains to be seen if Samsung will do something similar, although it seems very unlikely. At the end of the day, it seems that Apple has gotten away with the move, and if anything, the iPhone 12 seems to be does it pretty well.
Thus, if Samsung decides to sell chargers and earphones separately, most consumers will whine for a few days at most, and before long this will probably be a trend throughout the industry.