The key specs of Nothing Phone (1) are already released and this information somehow helps the company build the hype ahead of the July 12 launch. But the latest leak could dampen the enthusiasm around former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. the company’s very first phone. A YouTube video confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) will come without a charger inside the box.
Gaurav Chaudhary, better known as Technical Guruji, has released a video to showcase some of the aspects of Nothing Phone (1). The video shows the phone’s retail box with Chaudhary describing that it is made from recycled materials and uses no plastic. But it’s hard to ignore the dimensions of the box. The elegant box somehow confirms that there is no charger in the set. While the phone was ready to go, the other components were not. As such, we don’t know if this is the case. However, in line with today’s charger removal standard, the retail box makes a strong argument.
Who did it first?
Apple was the first brand to remove the power brick, or as we like to call the charger, from the iPhone 12 retail box in 2020. Some smartphone brands initially criticized the move, for then follow the iPhone maker later. Samsung, as well as several other brands, do not provide a charger in the box. They argue – as does Apple – that it’s in the best interest of the environment and perhaps not inconvenient since most people have a charger lying around their house. It’s true to some extent, but it’s a half-truth.
Is the charger necessary?
Even though chargers are no longer part of the retail box, phone prices remain more or less in the same ballpark. Customers do not derive any benefit from removing the chargers. Some customers don’t care, but for some it’s bad business. Indeed, a good range of Android phones feature proprietary fast-charging technology, which is only supported by the company’s own chargers. Not providing one in the box will deprive the customer of this feature unless they purchase it with extra money. There is an argument that the same phones support chargers from other brands, but they have limited power output that aligns with the USB PD standard.
Nothing has yet said anything about the charging capabilities of its next phone. And we don’t know if the charger won’t be part of the bundle for now.
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