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PSA: Galaxy Note 10 only comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable

The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ do not come with a USB-A to USB-C cable in the box, only a USB-C to USB-C cable. And that presents a problem if you don’t have a modern laptop or desktop PC with a dedicated USB-C port, as you will need to have a separate cable with a full-sized USB connector (USB-A) on one end and a USB-C connector on the other to transfer files to and from a computer.

Of course, it would be extremely unlikely for someone buying the Note 10 or Note 10+ to not have a regular USB-A to USB-C cable lying around at home, but we still thought it’s worth pointing out that Samsung’s new flagships only have a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box. This is the case with every Galaxy phone that supports the company’s new 25W Super Fast Charge technology (like the Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70, and Galaxy S10 5G), as the 25W charger has a USB-C port instead of a standard USB port.

Samsung is no doubt saving costs by only bundling the USB-C to USB-C cable with its devices, and it is also trying to earn an extra buck by making consumers buy a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle separately instead of offering one with the Note 10 and Note 10+ in many markets. The same goes for the 45W Note 10+ charger, although with the device having excellent charging times with the bundled 25W charger, not having the 45W charger out of the box shouldn’t be as big of a concern for every customer.

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  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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  • CPU: Exynos 9825
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locarno
locarno

“will need to have a separate cable with a full-sized USB connector (USB-A) on one end and a USB-C connector on the other to transfer files to and from a computer.”

Why not buy adapter ?

“not having the 45W charger out of the box shouldn’t be as big of a concern for every customer.”

Yes. they also should not add charger, cables, headphones etc etc.

MaesterB
MaesterB

I have enough USB-A to USB-C cables kicking around that it really isn’t a problem. Most everything I do is cloud backed up anyways. So I can get it through wireless means anyways.

I’m so close to the goal of one standard cable for all phones in the house! One last holdout and it will be complete!

locarno
locarno

I still have mini micro and c devices in home. So I need 3 types of cables.

utvic99
utvic99

I have no C ports on my 2018 Gigabyte motherboard and I’m pretty sure most motherboards except the most recent (or most expensive) ones don’t have it either. And Samsung expects us to say goodbye to USB-A…
Why do smartphone manufacturers think they can control the entire tech industry as they please? I hope this farce ends soon, because if it doesn’t, we might as well soon get phones without a charging port whatsoever, and we’ll HAVE to rely on inefficient and potentially hazardous wireless technology

Mario387
Mario387

Got it on my Asus board, it’s about a year or 4 old, and was around 150 euro. It will depend a bit, some have some don’t. Something to consider when you upgrade.

locarno
locarno

Just buy usb a to usb c adapter.

locarno
locarno

I have mb from 2016 and have c on it. lol.
why do you think wireles is hazardous?

Gunter2
Gunter2

Ah well, a usb-c to usb-a cable only costs a few euros. It’s not exactly something to cry about. Even the headphone dongles are very cheap. Definitely getting more value with USB-C headphones in the box.

Bern612
Bern612

Cant you use wifi direct or bluetooth also??

meiji1027
meiji1027

it does include the USB A to USB C adapter I have the C port on my laptop though and will finally be able to use it 🤷🏽‍♂️

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Perfect. I run everything via USB C now anyways. From my laptop to my phone.

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Same for me. I hoped for this change since the S9. USB type A will soon get extinct.