Samsung Electronics will remove not only chargers but also USB-C cables from some models in the Galaxy A series lineup in 2023 at the earliest.
Samsung will reportedly be removing USB cables and chargers completely from the sales of its Galaxy smartphones starting with the S21. The company insists that the reduced cost of production would also be passed on to the consumer.
According to South Korean sources, the tech giant is looking to further its Galaxy for the Planet initiative to create a greener future by completely removing all plastic from its packaging by 2025, as well as reducing power consumption from its chargers and landfill waste at its business sites across the globe.
Samsung will not be the only tech company to make this move.
iPhone producer Apple first started doing it as early as 2020 when it decided to exclude those items from the sales of its iPhone 12 models, but while the company tried to justify the move with sustainability goals, it received mixed responses from consumers, with many claiming that the company is simply trying to save costs while earning more by forcing users to buy more chargers on top of phones.