Samsung might copy Apple and ditch power adapters as well, after mocking them

    Samsung was one of the companies that mocked Apple just three months ago for the controversial decision to ditch power adapters from being shipped with their smartphones.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Dec 08 2020, 10:15 AM IST
    According to reports, all the three new Samsung Galaxy S21 models will not have a charger or headphones included in the box.
    According to reports, all the three new Samsung Galaxy S21 models will not have a charger or headphones included in the box. (GSMArena)
    According to reports, all the three new Samsung Galaxy S21 models will not have a charger or headphones included in the box.
    According to reports, all the three new Samsung Galaxy S21 models will not have a charger or headphones included in the box. (GSMArena)

    Apple’s decision to not include power adapters with the new iPhone 12 series and also removing it for the older iPhone models was rather ‘controversial’ and was mocked by a bunch of companies including Samsung. Now, according to some rumours, documentation for Samsung Galaxy S21 suggests that the new devices might not come with the charger in the box.

    Brazilain website Tecnoblog reported that the new Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra have just been approved by ANATEL in Brazil with codenames SM-G991B/DS, SM-G996B/DS, and SM-G998B/DS, respectively. ANATEL is the Brazilian equivalent of the FCC in the US.

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    Now, while the documentation filed at ANATEL does not have too many details about the upcoming S21 series smartphones, it does mention an important change in the upcoming lineup that’s going to launch next year.

    According to ANATEL, all the three new Samsung Galaxy S21 models will not have a charger or headphones included in the box.

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    Rumour had it that Samsung would be ditching chargers in its future smartphones, so this is really not surprising, but it is funny that the company is doing exactly what it mocked Apple for. Also, this is not new for Samsung, the company has done this earlier too. A few years ago in 2017, Samsung make jokes about Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone and then went ahead to launch the Galaxy Note 10 in 2019 without a headphone jack.

    Also Read: Samsung deletes old ads mocking Apple removing the headphone jack

    According to reports, Brazil’s National Consumer Secretary is considering forcing Apple to sell iPhones with the charger in the country so if that is the case then Samsung will also have to do the same in Brazil. And maybe in other countries as well.

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    First Published Date: 08 Dec, 10:15 AM IST
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