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.