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OPPO reportedly plans to stop including chargers in some phones next year

YugatechSeptember 2, 2022

Billy Zhang, OPPO’s VP of Overseas Sales and Services, has now made it public during the European launch of the OPPO Reno8 series that the company plans to “take the charger out of the box in the next year for several products”.

Oppo Reno8 Z 5G (3)

This isn’t the first time a smartphone company has removed included chargers, with Apple originally removing its charging brick when it released the iPhone 12 and with Samsung following suit with its Galaxy S21.

The trend of removing the charging adapter is said for phone companies to cut down on e-waste and reduce their carbon footprint. As Zhang further stated that users can continue to use the same charger when upgrading to a new smartphone.

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Oppo Reno8 5G (6)

Although nothing is set in stone for now, Zhang has made it clear that the company does plan to remove the chargers in some of its devices and that some may in fact still carry a charger in the box.

“It’s not that easy for consumers to get access to [SuperVOOC chargers], so we have to keep it in the box. However, as we are expanding our business operations, we are looking to taking chargers out of the box and put them in the store so that our users are able to buy the chargers and continue using them even when they upgrade their devices,”

— Bill Zhang, OPPO Vice President of Overseas Sales and Services

It’s also a question of whether this will affect OnePlus as well since OPPO is its parent company and if this change would be limited to selected regions.

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