Samsung Galaxy S21 series tipped to ship without a charger in retail box

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series might not come with a charger inside the retail packaging.
  • Samsung’s decision to scrap the charging brick could come shortly after it took jabs at Apple for doing the same with the iPhone 12 series. 
  • It won’t be long before we know for sure, as the Galaxy S21 series is slated for a mid-January 2021 release. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series might not come with a charger out of the box if the latest leak is to be believed. The information was unearthed by Tecnoblog, who dug through some Galaxy S21-related information on Brazil’s telecommunications regulatory agency Anatel. Reports about Samsung not including a charging brick with the Galaxy S21 series have been around for quite some time now. Samsung’s decision to skimp on something as essential as a charging brick might come off as a bit hypocritical, considering that it took jabs at Apple for doing the same earlier this year. It shouldn’t be long before we know for sure, as the Galaxy S21 series is expected to be launched in mid-January 2021. 

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After the headphone jack’s eventual demise with the iPhone 7, it appears that the charging brick is next in line. Apple claims that it helps mitigate some of the ecological damage caused by mass-producing a component that most users already have. It’ll be interesting to see what reasoning Samsung to offer. At the very least, Samsung appears to be passing on some of the savings to the end users, as the Galaxy S21 prices are tipped to be lower than that of the Galaxy S20 series. 

However, the Galaxy S21 series will seemingly make some compromises compared to its predecessors. For starters, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ are expected to feature FHD+ screens, which is a downgrade from the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ which came with a QHD+ resolution. Similarly, both smartphones are tipped to feature a plastic body instead of glass, which will be reserved for the maxed-out Galaxy S21 Ultra.