Samsung Galaxy S21 phones will not come with chargers in the box

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If you were counting on getting a new charger included with your purchase of a phone from the S21 range, you’ll be left disappointed. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S21, S21+ and the S21 Ultra will all be sold without chargers in the box – meaning you’ll have to buy one separately, or use one that you already own.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 being unboxed

Despite not having a wall plug, the new phones will ship with a USB-C to USB-C cable, which is different to the more common arrangement of phone charging cables, being USB-C to USB-A.

This means that most users would probably have to buy a whole new plug to get this new cable working, although a USB-C to USB-A cable will work fine with these phones. Some laptops come with a USB-C port, but you should probably check before you buy.

This is similar to a move from Apple last year when the company announced the iPhone 12 range would be without in-box chargers, and was rumoured to be happening for Samsung’s next range of phones, along with for new phones from other providers.

Samsung says this is about being ‘good to the environment’, although could get quite annoying if you get home expecting to be able to charge up your phone and you can’t.

After an S21, S21+ or an S21 Ultra? Pick it up on a plan

If you’ve been looking to pick up the S21, S21+ or the S21 Ultra, you can pick each of these phones up on a plan through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or Woolworths Mobile, in case you’re not a fan of paying out the entire cost in one payment, and would rather pay by the month. You can find plans through these providers by clicking through to their websites below, with your preferred plan.

Telstra postpaid plans

The following table shows selected published postpaid Telstra plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Optus postpaid plans

The following table shows selected published postpaid Optus plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Vodafone postpaid plans

The following table shows selected published postpaid Vodafone plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Woolworths Mobile postpaid plans

The following table shows selected published postpaid Woolworths Mobile plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

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