In recent years, the removal of the headphone jack and bundled earphones from iPhones has become a trend among smartphone manufacturers. Although most Android OEMs initially laughed off Apple’s decision, they soon followed suit by removing these features from their own phones. Similarly, the removal of the smartphone charger bundled in the box has become a widespread practice. Today, most high-end Android smartphones lack a headphone jack and bundled charger. And this trend is soon coming to affordable Galaxy devices.
Recent reports indicate that the Galaxy A14, Samsung’s upcoming budget smartphone, will not come with a bundled charging brick. According to tipster Ahmed Qwaider, the Galaxy A14 (non-5G model) will likely come with just a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable in the box for charging and data transfer. If this report is correct, the Galaxy A14 will be Samsung’s cheapest smartphone to lack a charger inside the box.
No more chargers in the box of Samsung budget smartphones
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Many companies have claimed that they removed chargers from the box to reduce waste. And make their products more environmentally friendly. However, most of them still sell chargers with unnecessary packaging that contributes to packaging waste. Additionally, these companies profit from lower shipping costs, as slimmer phone boxes consume less storage space in shipping containers.
Despite the lack of a bundled charger, the Galaxy A14 boasts some impressive features. The smartphone sports a 6.6-inch PLS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and three rear-facing cameras. Including a 50MP primary camera, and a 13MP front-facing camera. It also has a 5,000mAh battery and 15W fast charging. The Galaxy A14 will come in three color options: Black, Lime, and Silver. It uses the Exynos 850 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
In conclusion, the removal of the bundled charger and headphone jack from smartphones has become a common practice among smartphone manufacturers. Samsung‘s upcoming budget smartphone, the Galaxy A14, is expected to follow this trend by lacking a charger inside the box. While some companies claim that this move is to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Others profit from lower shipping costs due to slimmer phone boxes. Nevertheless, the Galaxy A14 offers impressive features that make it a viable option for those looking for a budget smartphone.