One change Samsung made to Samsung Galaxy S21 The range was not an addition but a loss, as it does not include the charging jacks or earphones in the box, and the company has now confirmed that this change will not be limited to the Galaxy S21 range.
In the Q&A publication on the company Mobile Journalism PagePatrick Chumet, Executive Vice President and Head of Samsung’s Customer Experience Bureau, said the following:
“We believe that the gradual removal of charger and earbuds plugs from the in-box device packaging can help address sustainable consumption issues and remove any pressure consumers may feel toward constantly receiving unnecessary charger accessories with new phones.”
A gradual change
From this it appears that the ultimate goal is not to include a charging plug or earphones with any Samsung phone – or any other related Samsung devices as well. However, stating this as a “phasing out” suggests that it would not be a sudden change.
In other words, some future Samsung phones will likely still have one or both of these in the box, but others will probably not, and over time they will become less common.
Samsung has also provided reasons for removing it, stating that many of its customers are reusing their old accessories, and that not including a charging plug or earphones is becoming more environmentally sustainable. The company also notes that it has included standard USB-C charging ports since 2017, which means that older chargers will still work with newer Samsung Galaxy devices.
As for upcoming phones that will keep or lose their chargers and headphones, we can only speculate for now, but it’s at least likely that the Samsung Galaxy S22 kit won’t have these in the box, since the S21 range doesn’t.
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