Xiaomi might not bundle a charger with its phones in the future

Remember when you used find it difficult to find a suitable charger for your mobile phone? Back in those days, every other mobile phone brand used to have a proprietary charging port. You could not charge a Nokia device with a Samsung charger, but now almost every smartphone brand uses a microUSB port for charging (except Apple, which uses lightning port). Chances are that if you have bought a smartphone in the past 3-4 years, you must already be having a microUSB compatible wall charger lying around in your home or office.

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Xiaomi is thinking whether it should bundle a wall charger with its future smartphones and tablets. The company’s CEO, Lei Jun, has asked the question to people on Weibo. Consumer opinion would better help the company in taking the decision. Even though some people think that Xiaomi is just trying to cut the cost, but the company putting it forward from the environmental standpoint.

If you have a smartphone, a tablet, and power bank, chances are that you have three chargers at your home occupying three power sockets. What do you think? Do you still need a new charger with your new smartphone?


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June 22, 2015 5:51 am 5:51 AM

Bad move! Even the lowest Xiaomi phone needs 2 Amps charger. And your previous phone may likely have a charger of much lower capacity. Further, of the few old phones I’ve sold, the buyer always insisted on having the charger… else get a reduction in buying price. So I have no extra charger lying around! If Xiaomi does away with the charger, we have to factor the price of a new charger into the purchase decision. But there is still the added hassle of getting a new genuine charger of desired rating.

June 20, 2015 4:49 pm 4:49 PM

Xiaomi doesn’t provide earphones also, I purchased it from market.
I think if they agree to pass the economic profit to the customers then I dont care about what they provide and what they don’t……
Charging is not such a big issue now a days..

June 20, 2015 3:04 pm 3:04 PM

Foolish move from xiaomi.. Chargers are integral parts of todays mobile phones.. Even if i have 3 chargers lying around i would be having 3 smartphones too to charge them..with a 4th sartphone i would need a 4th charger because all the other chargers will be busy charging their respectivephones in this power hungry world..