Samsung’s new A-series phones in the U.S. come without a charger, and it’s a trend
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Samsung released its new 2022 A-series phones in the U.S. without any fanfare on Friday, as the Galaxy A13 5G and the Galaxy A03s just popped up in its web store for the budget prices of $249.99 and $159.99, respectively.
The new A-series phones have pretty respectable specs for those price tags, even before the $75 trade-in credit Samsung gives in exchange for your bottom-feeding clunker.
No charger in the Samsung’s 2022 A-series box
Spot the Galaxy A13 vs Galaxy A12 differences
The new Galaxy A13 and A03s have giant 5000mAh batteries and Samsung advises that you need to use a 15W charger to (slowly) top them up, but the language of the small print battery section writeup has changed drastically.
For the Galaxy A13 5G, however, Samsung warns that you’d have to bring your own charger to the mix: “Wall charger sold separately; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. To avoid injury or damage to your device, do not use incompatible, worn or damaged batteries, chargers or cables. Supports up to 15W Fast Charging.“