The new iPhone 12 comes without a charger, which confirms months of leaks and rumors on the matter, and there have been suggestions that Samsung phones could throw the tech out of the box too – but we now have reason to believe that the Galaxy S21 this could come with one more.
We say this when Samsung recently posted a Facebook picture that mocked Apple’s decision to ship phones without a charger – it’s a white background image of a US charger with the text “Contained in your Galaxy”.
While the derision of Apple’s attempts to reduce e-waste is viewed as bad by many, it suggests one thing: it̵
Samsung has a track record of mocking Apple and later copying it – see also ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack on phones, which Samsung made fun of before following its lead. However, we expect the Galaxy S21 to be available in just a few months, and Samsung probably wouldn’t make fun of Apple’s charging policy if the company planned to do the same soon afterwards.
There’s one more piece of information that could suggest that Samsung is planning to ship the Galaxy S21 with a charger, even though we ingest it with a pinch of salt.
As noted by MySmartPrice, the Galaxy S21 is certified to ship with a 25W fast charger, so it seems pretty certain that the upcoming phone will equip you with more technology that you may already have.
The reason we hesitate to believe is that, if that’s true, the Galaxy S21 has the exact same charging speed as the Galaxy S20. Given that charging speed is currently a competitive area of smartphone specs, it seems unlikely that the company would stick to the relatively low 25W instead of improving it.
We’ll have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy S21 launches to find out what the company is up to in terms of in-box chargers and charging speeds. However, this is not expected until February 2021. Until then, however, more leaks and rumors should emerge and give us an idea of what to expect. So stay tuned.