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Samsung stopped bundling chargers with its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 as a move to conserve the environment and put less burden on the company’s financial resources. However, it looks like the Korean giant will be forced to backtrack on its decision when launching the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, as one certification authority reveals that certain variants of both foldable smartphones will come bundled with the charger.
Sadly, There Might Only Be One Region Where Samsung Needs a Provide a Charger, and That Is Because of the Country’s Laws
Over the years, Brazil has given companies like Apple and Samsung a tough time when it comes to removing accessories like the charger and earphones from their devices. The authorities believe that consumers already pay a high price to purchase the latest flagship, and by not bundling an additional accessory, these consumers are forced to pay more. Well, by law, customers will no longer have to purchase aftermarket chargers because a new leak reveals that specific variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will come bundled with the power brick.
There is no word if Samsung will add earphones or a charging cable to the bundle, but according to the screenshots posted by Abhishek Yadav, an ANATEL certification apparently confirms that the following variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be required to have a charger as part of the packaging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 SM-F936B/DS dual sim & Z Flip 4 SM-F721B single sim will launch with adapter in box atleast for Brazil confirms ANATEL certification. #Samsung #SamsungUnpacked pic.twitter.com/S1Gtgel3tW
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) July 19, 2022
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 - SM-F936B/DS dual SIM
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 - SM-F721B single SIM
If Samsung does not abide by Brazil’s laws, it is likely that relevant authorities will impose a hefty fine on the manufacturer. In many ways, this move puts pressure on a giant like Samsung, because despite just one region requiring these changes, if the company decides to exit it because of these laws, it will give its biggest competitor, Apple, an extra foothold in the market, giving it access to potentially millions of customers who would not be able to officially purchase a Samsung smartphone.
Brazil already charges a ludicrous sum for purchasing a flagship from Samsung or Apple, so it makes sense to have such laws in place. Do you think other countries should also have rules in place where companies need to mandatory provide accessories with its smartphones and other devices? Tell us down in the comments.
News Source: Abhishek Yadav