Following in the wake of similar iPhone 12 rumours, Samsung is reportedly considering providing phones with no chargers. Some users will not be happy, but others who have multiple spare chargers around their home and potentially some that were never used will be happy.
The move is said to be based around two primary factors:
- Many users have multiple chargers from several generations of phones available
- Cost reduction for the not just Samsung, but supply cost to users as well
This also plays straight into the hands of manufacturers like Samsung who have adhered to standards in device charging. USB-C isn’t a nice to have anymore, it’s a necessity and it’s everywhere. Coupled with the fact that many phones are also compatible with wireless charging, there are already a lot of options for users. So while it may seem to be a huge omission from the user packaging, it’s actually not going to be a huge issue for most users.
What the decision does not address is improving charging speeds and efficiency with technology enhancements in the charging hardware such as the AC adapter etc they OPPO and OnePlus do. It seems that Samsung are giving up on improving their speeds significantly like many other manufacturers are doing.
What do you think? Could you forgo a charger in the box of your next flagship purchase?