Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been launched in the global market at the Unpacked event 2021. India pricing of the Galaxy S21 series starts at Rs 69,999. While the flagship smartphones come packed with premium features there’s something that the devices are missing out on. Any guesses? Yes, that’s right. The charge. Also Read - YouTube, Gmail, Maps and more Google apps to stop working on millions of phones from today: Check list
Update: Samsung has announced the India pricing of the Galaxy S21: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at Rs 69,999, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model is priced at Rs 73,999. The Galaxy S21+ 8GB RAM +128GB storage is priced at Rs 81,999 and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model is set at Rs 85,999. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model is priced at Rs 1,05,999 while the Galaxy S21 Ultra 16GB RAM + 512GB storage is priced at Rs 1,16,999. Also Read - iPhone 13 first impressions: Sensible upgrades over iPhone 12
No charge there…
Looks like that’s going to be the trend in the tech world this year. It all started with Apple and then followed by Xiaomi and now Samsung. The Galaxy S21 series misses out on charger in the retail box. That’s not it, the box also skips the earphones. In simple words, if you buy the Galaxy S21 series of phones, you will need to purchase the charger and earphones separately. Also Read - New leak again hints at a complete iPhone 14 redesign
The recently launched Xiaomi Mi 11 also misses out on the charger in the box. However, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has a different take here. Consumers who require the charger can get it for free from the company. Apple was the first smartphone manufacturer last year to skip the charger for the iPhone 12 series.
The Galaxy S21 series includes USB-C to USB-C cable. Samsung is said to have removed the charger from the retail box to reduce the amount of e-waste that tech generates.
It’s just not the charger. Samsung has also missed on the wired earphones in the box. Besides focusing on reducing e-waste that tech generates, looks like the South Korean smartphone manufacturer wants consumers to go all wireless. At the Unpacked 2021 event, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Buds Pro at a price starting at $199 in the United States.
We still don’t know the India pricing of the new Samsung flagship devices.