More and more smartphones, especially high-end ones, are now being delivered without a new charger, in an approach that is both economical and ecological. The trend was started in 2020 by Apple, followed in 2021 by Samsung, Xiaomi or Google. In the future, more models, much more affordable, should benefit from the same policies of the manufacturers already working in this way.
Samsung would therefore consider no longer selling a charger with its next smartphone models. The new Galaxy A13, A23, M23 and M33, all expected in the spring, should be the first to be affected, at least in the European market. At this rate, Samsung, like others, may never offer new chargers again and only sell them at retail when needed.
The idea is to be able to reuse the charger from your old smartphone with your new model, if it is compatible of course. With the exception of switching from an iPhone to an Android terminal and vice versa, it is quite easy. Without a charger, consumers can hope to pay a few euros less than expected for their smartphone, and the lighter packaging will also save the manufacturer significant savings.
This decision is also ecological. In recent years far too many chargers have been handed out in vain and unused they now ‘sleep’ in charging. The manufacturers involved can therefore pride themselves on reducing their environmental footprint while reducing the production of waste. With more than a billion smartphones sold each year worldwide, these kinds of decisions can really have beneficial effects on the environment.
In addition to chargers, it should also be remembered that smartphone manufacturers in France are no longer obliged to provide their terminals accompanied by headphones.
(ETX Daily Up)