Galaxy Tab S8 beats iPad for first tablet without a free charger

Years ago, Samsung clowned Apple for removing the free charger from their iPhone boxes. The company’s jokes quickly came to an end, though. Soon after Apple’s decision, Samsung followed suit, removing their own free chargers from purchased smartphones. Now, the tables have turned. The new Galaxy Tab S8 does not have a charger in the box, beating out Apple for a charger-less tablet.

Noted by The Verge’s Dan Seifert on Twitter, the recently launched Tab S8 did not come with the free accessory out of the box. Instead, like the company’s smartphones, it comes with only a charging cable.

Because a lot of smartphones don’t come with chargers anymore, it does seem odd to note the Tab S8’s packaging. However, the tablet’s lack of a charger carries some importance. Apple, who started the charger-less trend in the first place, still ships all of their iPads with a charging adapter in the box. Samsung beats out Apple in its own trend.

However, though the two brands are often at odds with each other, this specific trend might not be one that Samsung was rushing to beat Apple in. Since Apple’s first charger-less device, users have lamented over brands ridding themselves of the coveted accessory.

Additionally, shipping a Galaxy Tab S8 without a charger seems more controversial than usual. A tablet is still considered a premium purchase that often needs bundled accessories to maximize their potential.

The Galaxy Tab S8 is available now. The base model starts at US$ 699.99, while its more premium models go above US$ 1,000.

SEE ALSO: Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab S8 series

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