Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has said that the upcoming Mi 11 smartphone will not come with a charger. The announcement comes after Xiaomi mocked Apple for not providing a charger with the iPhone 12 series.
Jun confirmed the development, citing environmental concerns, on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
“Mi 11, pack lightly. In response to the call of technology and environmental protection, the included charger is cancelled from the box,” Jun said.
“Hope to get your support. Is there a better solution between industry practice and environmental protection?”
A few months ago, Xiaomi and Samsung had mocked Apple for not including chargers with the iPhone 12 series.
Apple has already dropped the charging brick, along with changing the cable from USB-A brick to Lightning-to-USB-C.
Xiaomi said in a tweet that it “didn’t leave anything out of the box” for its Mi 10T Pro, while sharing a video that showed a Mi 10T box with a charger inside.
According to reports, Samsung has deleted an ad that poked fun at Apple.
“The Facebook post was made by Samsung Caribbean back in October, and it had a picture of a charging brick with the caption “Included with your Galaxy”.
According to reports, Samsung is also going to do an Apple by not including a charger with its upcoming phones starting with Galaxy S21 in 2021.
Samsung provides standard USB-C cables for charging.