Samsung May Not Include Chargers When Shipping New Smartphones

Apple's iPhone 12 series will feature four models

Apple's iPhone 12 series will feature four models

EAP reports that Weinbach has also corroborated reports that the iPhone 12 won't include a charging adapter or headphones, speculating that a USB-A cable is a more likely option because more people already have USB-A chargers.

It seems like there is a wave to ditch accessories included in smartphones and Samsung is rumored to be next. Samsung shipped an estimated 295.1 million smartphones in 2019, which means it paid for 295.1 million chargers in 2019.

Multiple reports have indicated that Apple will not include a wall charger or a set of EarPods in the box with iPhone 12 models this year.

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According to 9to5mac, removing these in-box accessories will not only allow Apple to sell the device for less but it could also reduce the size of the iPhone packaging considerably, helping lower Apple's freight costs and ultimately be better for the environment. In such cases, consumers may prefer buying a charger separately, while the charger in the retail box might go unused. Taking the charger out of the box would also make shipping cheaper.

In the video, EAP notes a previous report from display analyst Ross Young pouring cold water on the claim the iPhone 12 would have a Pro 120Hz display. The South Korean giant's reasons behind this whole "not including" is pretty much as Apple's.

Samsung is not the only major phone manufacturer considering not including a charger. The iPhone 12 lineup and iPhone 12 Pro promise the biggest changes ever to the Apple's lineup in years, from the number of models and a new design. On the flip side to that, would they be just as annoyed finding a 5W charger in the box when 20W chargers and wireless charging options are available?

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