Xiaomi CEO confirms Mi 11 retail box will not come with a charger

Sagar, 26 December 2020

When Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack a few years ago, some Android phone makers were quick to mock the Cupertino-based tech giant's decision, only to follow suit later on. Well, history is repeating itself.

Apple launched the iPhone 12 lineup in October and removed the in-box charger and earphones citing environmental reasons. Xiaomi took a jab at Apple for not including the adapter with the box, but the company is following the footsteps of Apple as its CEO Lei Jun today confirmed that the Mi 11 arriving on December 28 will not have a charger in the retail package.

Lei cited environmental protection as a reason for the removal of the charger from Mi 11's box and said that he's aware this decision may not go down well with a lot of customers.

Machine translated from Chinese
Machine translated from Chinese

Additionally, Jun revealed the design of Mi 11's retail box, which is not only thinner compared to other phones' boxes that come with a charger, but also has a few features of the Mi 11 written on it: 108MP camera, Super AMOLED screen, HDR10+ certification, and audio tuning by Harman Kardon.

Xiaomi CEO confirms Mi 11 retail box will not come with a charger

A video posted by Jun showing the Mi 11's box has Chinese text that translates to "Pack light in 2021", which suggests future Xiaomi smartphones will also ship without a charger.

That's hardly a surprise, though, since this is likely going to be an industry trend moving forward, so be prepared to purchase a charger separately for your new smartphone if the one you own currently isn't compatible.

Source 1 | Source 2 (both in Chinese)


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They will give you a charger for free if you want

  • Alex

Do you buy a car without wheels?

  • AnonD-966113

😂 plz. Someone paying that much can definitely pay more $20 dollars.

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