Samsung has a tradition of making fun of Apple when new iPhones are released. When the Cupertino company launched the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, Samsung made fun of it in an advertisement.
However, that ad had to be withdrawn in 2019 when the company decided to stop using headphone jacks on its high-end devices.
Samsung also made fun of the iPhone 12 with no chargers
This year, with the iPhone 12, Apple no longer has a charger or headphones (except in France) in the packaging of its smartphones. According to the Cupertino company, this will reduce the amount of electronic waste generated by their products.
Of course, Samsung didn’t laugh at Apple’s decision. For many journalists, sooner or later the Korean giant will do exactly the same thing as Apple.
And of course we don’t have to wait long to see Samsung smartphones in the box without chargers or headphones. According to a new rumor, with the successor to the Galaxy S20, which will be released in the first quarter of 2021, the giant could do exactly the same thing as Apple (Samsung will then have to pull back the release that mocks the iPhone 12). .
At least that points to an article by Android Authority that relays information from the Korean website ChosunBiz. Unlike the Galaxy S20, which box contains a 25W charger and AKG headphones, the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30 do not have these accessories, so the user will have to buy them separately (unless they already have them at home ).
Aren’t other manufacturers going to do exactly the same thing?
Obviously this is just a rumor at the moment. Therefore, caution is still required. As Android Authority notes, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is definitely already forcing users to purchase a charger separately in order to take advantage of the device’s 45W fast charge. This comes with a charger, but only supports charging with 25 W.
It is possible that many manufacturers have gradually followed Apple’s move. While the impact on the planet is in doubt right now, if the charger and headphones are not included in a smartphone’s packaging, costs can be reduced.
On the other hand, it is possible that this will boost sales of wireless headphones.
Otherwise, it should be noted that Xiaomi, like Samsung, also made fun of the iPhone 12 in a post promoting one of its models from the Xiaomi Mi 10T series.