At Samsung, charger and headphones are no longer in the box

At Samsung, charger and headphones are no longer in the box

Violet Field inHigh TechJan 20, 2021 2 min read0 views

After mocking Apple, Samsung follows suit and removes its chargers and headphones from the boxes of its smartphones

The Korean manufacturer has just lifted the veil on its new flagship, the Galaxy S21, a model of which 20 Minutes had praised the merits. In particular, an excellent value for money, even if Samsung has followed suit with the Apple firm by removing the charger and the headphones from the cases of its new smartphones. When we go to the Samsung site, we only find the smartphone, a USB-C cable, and an eject pin.
Samsung will not ship more chargers or headphones with its new smartphones - geeko

Greenwashing?

The Korean manufacturer has obviously put forward ecological motivations to justify its decision, an argument also used by Apple. Samsung assures that by doing so its impact on the environment will be reduced since it will produce fewer chargers. It will also be able to transport more boxes at one time since the latter are smaller. Completely logical arguments, but which could nevertheless be difficult to pass.

Samsung will not ship more chargers or headphones with its new smartphones - geeko

The Galaxy S21 box is smaller, allowing more to be carried at once.

It should also be noted that the cable supplied to charge the Galaxy S21 is USB-C to USB-C type. A format widely adopted by the industry, says Samsung. However, if most consumers do have chargers at home, most of them are USB-A type chargers. Future new Galaxy S21 owners will therefore have to go to checkout to acquire a new charger. Again, the news might be hard to get through.

The news might have been less bitter if Samsung had not mocked - like other manufacturers - Apple during the presentation of the iPhone 12, delivered without charger or headphones. The Korean company had indeed published several mocking messages on this subject on social networks, publications now-deleted ...