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Here's the official word on in-box chargers for the OnePlus 9 flagships

Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi have all ditched the in-box charger for their flagships. Will OnePlus follow suit?

Published onMarch 8, 2021

OnePlus 8T charger and cable
Ryan-Thomas Shaw / Android Authority
  • OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has shed light on the in-box charger situation for the OnePlus 9 series.
  • The executive revealed that the new phones will indeed carry a charger in the box.

When Apple first ditched the in-box charger with the iPhone 12, Android OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi mocked the company for doing so. We all know what happened after that. Both Samsung and Xiaomi removed the charger from the packaging of their respective flagships. While the latter has still made the accessory optional, the South Korean brand seems to be going all-in on the charger-less approach for its phones. This begs the question — What will OnePlus do? Will it bundle a charger with the OnePlus 9 series of phones? Thankfully, we have an answer.

Replying to a comment on an official forum post teasing the OnePlus 9 series, CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the new phones will indeed come with a charger inside the box.

OnePlus usually bundles a Warp Charger with its flagship phones. The OnePlus 8T comes with a 65W charging adapter, and the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are also expected to get the same.

Given that OnePlus flagships are getting more expensive with each passing year, it might be a relief for many to know that they won’t have to shell out extra for a fast wired charger this time.

The question is, do in-box chargers really make a big difference? Is this something that’ll affect your buying decision when it comes to the new OnePlus flagships? Take our poll below and tell us what you think in the comments section.

Also read: OnePlus confirms OnePlus 9 series launch date, Hasselblad partnership

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