Android smartphones are already copying Apple and ditching the plug from the box
ANDROID smartphone manufacturers are once again looking to Cupertino, California for inspiration. And this time, they are copying a controversial feature that some manufacturers poked fun at a handful of months ago during the iPhone 12 launch event.
There have been numerous occasions where an Android phone has copied a feature that – whether popular or not – first started out on an iPhone (of course Apple take inspiration from Android too). Arguably the most high-profile instance of Apple instigating an industry-wide change was the Californian company’s decision to ditch the 3.5mm headphone port on the iPhone 7. This decision, which was almost universally unpopular at the time, led to Android phone makers like Google and Samsung proudly boasting that their handsets would retain this veteran port.
This week Xiaomi announced their Mi 11 flagship, which is the first Android phone to come fitted with a Snapdragon 888 processor. And, as 9to5Google reported, this Xiaomi device will also come without a bundled-in charger.