Oppo plans to stop including charging adapters with many of its products, a company executive announced during the launch event. However, the executive did not reveal the name of the Oppo devices that will not ship with the charging brick inside the box. While this decision will be implemented next year, according to reports, the company will still include a SuperVOOC charger in the box. Although the reason behind this decision is yet to be revealed, it could be a way to reduce e-waste.
According to A Report Via Android Police, Billy Zhang, President of Overseas Sales and Services at Oppo, announced during the European launch event of the Oppo Reno 8 series that many of Oppo’s upcoming products will not have a charging adapter in the box. This decision will be implemented in the next 12 months.
However, Zhang did not confirm which devices will not ship with a charging adapter inside the box. According to the report, Zhang’s comments indicate that the move may be limited to certain regions and will depend on the product. Zhang reportedly said that Oppo will continue to include SuperVOOC charging adapters because it was not easy for consumers to get their hands on these chargers.
Oppo, however, will offer its standard charging adapter for in-store purchase, Zhang added. It is said to allow users to buy charging bricks and use them with upgraded devices in the future as well. Although, Zhang didn’t reveal the reason behind following Oppo who have stopped including chargers with new models, reports suggest it could be a way for the company to reduce e-waste.
It is worth noting that this decision may also affect OnePlus which has recently merged its development teams with Oppo. However, there is no word from Oppo or OnePlus on this front.
Earlier today, Oppo launched the Oppo A57e in India. It has a 6.56-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. According to the company, the display can produce a peak brightness of up to 600 nits. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC and packs a 5,000mAh battery with 33W SuperVOOC charging support.