Samsung set to copy Apple’s worst idea of 2020


They say that competition is good for the market, and that is true. We’ve seen smartphone companies come up with various ideas for their handsets that other competitors have quickly emulated and improved upon. A good example would be the fingerprint sensor, which was originally introduced by Motorola, but thanks to Apple copying it years down the road, it is now a mainstay feature.

Unfortunately, not all trends deserve to be copied, and it seems that Samsung is set to copy one of Apple’s worst ideas of 2020 – to ditch the included charger in their smartphone packaging. This is not the first time we’ve heard this rumor, but it seems that it is now starting to gain traction thanks to certification documents which explicitly states that an upcoming Samsung smartphone will not be sold with a power supply.

Given that Samsung had previously made fun of Apple for not including the charger, it seems odd that they are now doing the exact same thing. There is that saying about how people in glass houses should not throw rocks, but it seems that Samsung doesn’t seem to care.

From a financial standpoint, it makes a lot of sense. Every charger costs Samsung a certain amount of money, and multiply that by the number of phones they sell and it quickly adds up. Plus by saving that money and maintaining their prices, Samsung will now have an even larger profit margin, plus they can always sell the chargers separately like Apple and make even more money from there.

We can’t wait to see how the company justifies it when the Galaxy S21 launches in January 2021.

Source: Pocketnow

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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