Xiaomi Joins Samsung in Mocking Apple Then Removing Smartphone Charger From the Box

iPhone 12 being charged by MagSafe.

Xiaomi, like Samsung, was quick to take to social media and mock Apple when it was announced that the iPhone 12 range would not come with a charger in the box. However, it appears both firms are now going to do exactly the same.

Xiaomi and Samsung to Take Charger Out of Smartphone Box

In a Weibo post spotted by MacRumors, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that his firm’s Mi 11 phone will not have a charger in the box. In the post (run through Safari translate,) he said:

Everyone has a lot of unused chargers today, which is your trouble and the burden of the environment. We know that this decision may not be understood or even criticized. Is there a better solution between industry practices and environmental protection?

It’s pretty much the same argument Apple made. Not that Xiamoi was that impressed at the time:


Regulatory filings also indicate that the Galaxy S21 will not come with a charger. The company shared a mocking post over on Facebook when the iPhone 12 news was announced.  For some reason, that post is no longer available…

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