Environmental issues as how? Does it mean procuring another charger won't exhibit environmental hazard? I believe it is a way of making more money through the charger. Well, someone with more knowledge should explain. Sigh😔
Sooner rather than later all companies will follow suit for their flagships. More interesting will be the midrange and value segments where all phones actually offer all features like sd card, jack etc. Omitting any of these features including the charger will unleash a tsunami of angry customers.
one Day will come when there will nothing just phone and after it the future
Dometalican, 26 Dec 2020Best comment of the thread. If Xiaomi along with Poco and Redmi release a large amount of phon... more"it would not surprise me if Sony follows this route too"
Everyone will follow, phone prices been getting out of hands so companies need to start figurating ways to reduce the price or keeping it same.
Funny that people whine about this thing and yet they also whine that phone prices are getting too high.
AnonD-966113, 26 Dec 2020Now it's their fault. They didn't ask anyone to follow them. Why blame them?Coz we know how it goes. Apple sets some controversial trend, everyone mocks them and then everyone does the same. Notch, headphone jack, chargers... it's always the same... Yeah, I blame Apple for doing this in the first place with dumbest environmental excuse ever and everyone else copying such dumb stuff from them.
AnonD-966113, 26 Dec 2020Not talking about euros. Just checked their site. Cabel is for $19 So $39 not $40-$100. W... moreI'm not the one who said it's 40-100€ and that's still expensive charger+brick.
Only idiots buy phones for 1000 euros without Charger thats like buying a car bit without the gasoline tank.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2020This is why libertarianism would never work.I got redmi 9A it's the best phone EVER
AnonD-966113, 26 Dec 2020Not talking about euros. Just checked their site. Cabel is for $19 So $39 not $40-$100. W... moreLast time I bought from aliexpress 2usb-c cables branded as xiaomi for 2.38$ total. The cables that arrived do not differ in any way from the one that came with my phone and work perfectly fine. When I see cables in the petrol station for 10-15 euro either for apple or usb makes me want to puke.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2020Considering Xiaomi is now thinking of the planet, do they also plan to stop announcing a new p... moreBest comment of the thread. If Xiaomi along with Poco and Redmi release a large amount of phones like they usually do, environmental reasoning is a load of BS. As someone also pointed out here, it's one thing for Apple to do it since we may all have 3rd-party 20W+ chargers but Xiaomi uses a 120W charge and nobody has one of those (not like the Mi 10 Ultra had been released outside of China or anything...).
I was already targeting the upcoming Xperia one mark iii for 2021 so this seals the deal on never getting Xiaomi. I have to say though, it would not surprise me if Sony follows this route too since they never put the faster-capable charger in the box (one mark ii came with an 18W brick despite the phone supporting 21W).
Seeing as they are constantly pushing new and faster charging technology this is pure money move.
You can have 75w or 100w charging but only for another 50 bucks on top of the 1000 you already paid for the device or you can be stuck with your old charging plug that might be 10w or less and take 4 hours to charge instead of 30 minutes
midrange phones are getting good these days...so just ignore flagships and get yourself a good midrange phone...thank me later
When your strategy will is to copy, at least be selective on what to copy. This stupid move is going to be costly
I wonder what will happen for French models though.
Will they make a separate box like Apple?
Plan a bigger box they just put/remove the charger?
Or will it cause them to skip the French entirely?
I just hope the EU adopt this law ASAP to stop this madness.
This is true we all have plenty of old 5w USB charger laying around, not wa are tech enthusiasts here...
Older people will be lost about it, they won't know which charger "is compatible".
The phone price will probably don't have the charger cost deduced, and the compatible fast charger will probably cost more than the added price if it came with the phone.
Them there is the extra packaging which add cost too, waste ressources and don't help the planet...
abigfanoftechs, 26 Dec 2020Ohhh for f*ck's sake!!! When are these b.st.rds stop following Apple? Do they really have choice but to follow? Apple started price war with iPhone 12 pro line keeping last year prices. Android companies have no choice, but to follow this trend so their pricing stay competitive. IPhone 12 lineup is already killing the sales.
your competitor will give with charger. so be ready. ;)
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2020Small profit margin? Mi 10 Pro sold for 1000 euros has small marging?
Final ... moreXiaomi survives, despite your grief.
Get either a Poco F2 Pro instead for ~500 euros or a Mi 10T Pro for 600 euros.
A couple of months from now Redmi K40 Pro will be available with Snapdragon 888 for sure.
next will be Mi 12 retail box will not come with a phone