The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is the most affordable 5G smartphone from the company. But do customers get a free charger along with it? Let's Find out.By Shikhar MehrotraPublishedShareTweetEmail
Samsung launched the Galaxy A13 5G as an affordable smartphone that supports the next generation of connectivity— but does it come with a charger? A few years back, all smartphones came with a charger in their box. The question of whether a phone would come with a power adapter did not exist. However, the Cupertino-based tech giant Apple took the industry by surprise, removing the in-box charger with the iPhone 12.
Since then, Apple has not shipped a single iPhone with a charger. Soon after Apple started shipping iPhones without a power brick, other companies made fun of it. The very next year, Samsung followed suit and started shipping its flagship Galaxy S series without chargers. In 2022, the trend is making its way to budget smartphones, beginning with the Samsung Galaxy A series.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G does not come with a charger in its box. Those who wish to purchase the smartphone will have to pay extra to get a power adapter. While it might make the smartphone environment friendly, it isn't pleasant for users' pockets, especially for a device priced at $249.99. In the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G box, shoppers get the smartphone, a Type-C data cable, a SIM ejector pin and a few manuals. That is it— there is no power brick.
Samsung says that shipping smartphones without chargers are better for the environment. First, not including a charger with smartphones reduces the size of its box, requiring less packaging material that might end up in a landfill. Secondly, transporting smaller containers is more convenient and requires less fuel. However, there is another side to this. There is a good chance that users who purchase the Galaxy A13 5G will end up paying an extra $14.99 for the 15W charger by Samsung.
It is worth mentioning that power adapters are not that expensive to manufacture. By selling the accessory separately, Samsung saves the cost it bears in putting together the retail box of a smartphone and earning more money as people purchase the charger. Additionally, Samsung plans to remove the in-box chargers from more smartphones in the Galaxy A, Galaxy M and the Galaxy F series. To sum up, if someone has a spare charger that matches the charging rate of Galaxy A13 5G, well and good. If not, one can purchase the accessory from Samsung or third-party manufacturers.
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