When Apple removed the headphone jack and bundled earphones from iPhones seven years ago, most Android OEMs laughed it off, only to remove those things from their own phones just a couple of years later. The same happened with the smartphone charger bundled in the box. Now, almost all high-end Android smartphones lack a headphone jack and a bundled charger, and that trend is coming soon to affordable Galaxy devices.
Galaxy A14 reportedly doesn’t come with a charger in the box
According to tipster Ahmed Qwaider, the Galaxy A14 (non-5G model) will come without a bundled charging brick. If this report is correct, the Galaxy A14 will be Samsung’s cheapest smartphone to lack a charger inside the box. It will probably come with just a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable in the box for charging and data transfer. Most Chinese smartphone brands are still bundling high-power chargers and a USB cable in the box with their affordable and mid-range devices.
While companies claim that they’ve removed chargers from the box to reduce waste and make their products more environment-friendly, most of them still sell chargers with unnecessary packaging contributing to packaging waste. They profit a lot from lower shipping costs, as slimmer phone boxes consume less storage space in shipping containers.
The Galaxy A14 sports a 6.6-inch PLS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution. It features three rear-facing cameras, including a 50MP primary camera, and a 13MP front-facing camera. It has a 5,000mAh battery and 15W fast charging. It 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.