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Samsung also considering not including chargers with new devices.

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It seems like cellphone chargers may become a pure accessory item in the future. After Apple dropped the news a few weeks ago that they were intending to not provide a charger in some of their cheaper phones, comes news that Samsung also believes most people already have the necessary chargers and excluding them will help reduce costs. Though they forget to mention that it will also help them to sell said chargers at a premium too.

This news follows a report from Korean news site ETNews about Samsung’s planned idea. This shared thinking between two of the world biggest mobile phone manufacturers though is perhaps an indication that the days of purchasing a phone that comes with a power adapter in the box are perhaps numbered and we could be seeing these items sold separately in future. It’s not likely they will actually reduce the cost of the new devices significantly and will simply just mean more profit for them.

On the plus side, it does mean less waste as many people end up with far too many power adapters and inevitably throw some away. It also opens up the market for some other companies to create a variety of adapters that work across the different devices and we could easily see a growth in this market. Still, I guess as long as the choice is there, it could be considered a plus for consumers. Even if it means people need to be prepared to purchase new cables separately.

Last Updated: July 13, 2020


  1. HairyEwok

    July 13, 2020 at 16:07

    No thank you. Now you buy a 3rd party adapter and your phone blows up, you send it back only to hear it’s not covered because you didn’t use one of their adapters…. We as a species have learned to recycle to some extend, surely they can recycle adapters being tossed out.


    • Original Heretic

      July 13, 2020 at 16:07

      Why would they do that?
      It’s the sign of modern economy. Build something that doesn’t last so that you can keep people paying more and more.


      • Son of Banana Jim

        July 13, 2020 at 19:30

        That’s designed obsolescence for you – it’s purposefully designed to keep you consuming.


  2. Gavin Mannion

    July 13, 2020 at 17:49

    As always, Apple leads and everyone else follows

    I couldn’t care less about the adaptor as long as I still get my cable


  3. Lu

    July 14, 2020 at 07:24


    Wonder if peeps are gonna hate on Samsung as much as they did on Apple?


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