Xiaomi’s Next Flagship Phone Will Not Come with a Charger

Latest Articles

Trainee Lawyer’s Application to be Called to S’pore Bar Denied; Employer Later Found to...

Usually, the process of trainee lawyers being called to the bar is rather uneventful.  According to Justice Choo Han Teck,...

MSF Looking to Amend Adoption Laws & Practices; Include Making Unethical Adoption Illegal, Giving...

The Adoption of Children Act, last revisited more than thirty years ago in 1985, is now under review by...

MHA Calls for Tender for Trial of Fully Automated Driving Circuit That Will be...

Here's a true story: when I went for my second driving test, I managed to ace all the circuit courses and...

8 Shiba Inu Dogs Put Up for Adoption in S’pore; Strict Criteria for Potential...

For all of us singletons still not having that much luck in the love life department, and have been...

10 Best-est Deals Happening This Week (12 Apr–18 Apr) That Kiasu S’poreans Cannot Miss

It's currently mid-month through April, and you're probably feeling incessantly incensed by this point. After all, you still have a...

While consumers expect technological advances and more features when they purchase the latest smartphone, it seems like phone makers are continually coming up with ways to give them less bang for their buck.

When Apple introduced the much-anticipated iPhone 12,  they announced that power adapters will no longer be included in every box, in a bid to reduce package waste.

Some claimed, however, that it was simply another way to make more cash from accessories.

Other companies started mocking Apple for this move, but soon took these jokes back when they started seeing dollar signs.

Samsung, for example, initially made an ad that poked fun at Apple for not including a charging brick with their latest iPhone.

But they then deleted the ad, and it now seems like the S21 won’t come with a charger in the box.

A similar thing happened with Xiaomi, who mocked Apple for their charger exclusion.

But then, unsurprisingly, it too followed suit.

Xiaomi’s Next Flagship Phone Will Not Come with a Charger

If you’re a die-hard Apple fan who’s decided to switch to Android because of the whole iPhone 12 charger debacle, you should stay away from Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone.

CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that its upcoming Mi 11 phone will not come with a charger either, according to The Verge. 

Announcing the move on Chinese social media site Weibo, Jun explained that when customers have too many chargers it takes a toll on the environment.

“In response to the call of technology and environmental protection, the included charger will be removed from the box, he said”.

The Mi 11 phone is set to be announced tomorrow.

Does it Really Help the Environment?

These phone makers might claim excluding the charger from their packages helps the environment, but does it really?

Sure, ditching the charger means less mining and packaging, which reduces its carbon footprint.


But, as The Verge pointed out, these phone makers are assuming that their users already have functional chargers that are ready to use. 

Because if they don’t, they’ll have to buy them separately, which means more packaging waste and emissions from the additional deliveries.

If this happens, the charger exclusion will help these companies make some extra cash, but may even be worse for the environment.

First it was the headphone jack, and now the charger. So, what else will be taken away from customers in the future in the name of environmentalism?

Featured Image: Jack Skeens / Shutterstock.com

Like writing? Goody Feed is looking for writers! Click here for more info!