A week ago Apple finally presented its iPhone 12. And one of the surprises of the announcement (even if we had already expected it a little) is that the Cupertino company will no longer deliver a charger with its smartphones. Assuming users already have a charger at home (that came with their previous smartphones), without a charger it would be an environmentally friendly gesture.
But of course Apple is also accused of wanting to cut costs. Anyway, this announcement has been mocked by the Cupertino company’s competitors, including Xiaomi.
And in a tweet posted this week, the Chinese brand continues to launch spikes against Apple while also remembering the gesture it is doing for the planet. In its publication, Xiaomi explains that its customers will still have essential accessories, but with less plastic.
Indeed, the manufacturer aims to reduce the amount of plastic used in its packaging by 60%. Obviously, it started with the Mi 10T series, which Xiaomi has just introduced as well. We also know that these efforts to reduce the amount of plastic start from the models sold in Europe.
We unpacked them # Mi10TLite – Atlantic Blue variant 😎 You get everything you need with less plastic waste. From Europe we have committed to reducing plastic packaging by around 60%. 🌏 pic.twitter.com/ai1yq3YR92
– Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) 20th October 2020
Unlike Apple, Xiaomi is in a hurry to charge quickly
Without using new types of batteries that would store more energy for the same volume, many manufacturers are focusing on charging by reducing the time it takes to charge a device to 100%.
And Xiaomi is one of the manufacturers involved in this race. Every time a new fast charging technology comes out, the chargers need to be replaced in order to support this new technology.
For example, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro supports 33W MMT fast charging, a technology that allows you to charge faster than classic 33W fast charging. This means that the smartphone can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes with a 5,000 mAh battery.
Otherwise, Xiaomi is also currently developing an 80 W wireless charger. In theory, this technology should allow a smartphone with a 4000 mAh battery to charge 100% in just 19 minutes.
Ecological gestures are becoming fashionable in the smartphone market
FairPhone, a smartphone brand, specializes in creating ethically sound and responsibly manufactured devices. Other manufacturers are also announcing more and more ecological gestures.
For example, with the introduction of the Pixel 4a, Google also introduced a case made from 70% recycled plastic. And the Pixel 5, Mountain View’s new flagship, has a body made from 100% recycled aluminum.
For its part, Apple aims to become completely carbon neutral by including the entire supply chain in its commitments.