How does Galaxy Note 20 (probably) beat iPhone 12? A charger in the box

You won't need to buy a separate box to charge up your Note 20 5G or Ultra 5G.

Eli Blumenthal Senior Editor
Eli Blumenthal is a senior editor at CNET with a particular focus on covering the latest in the ever-changing worlds of telecom, streaming and sports. He previously worked as a technology reporter at USA Today.
Expertise 5G, mobile networks, wireless carriers, phones, tablets, streaming devices, streaming platforms, mobile and console gaming,
Eli Blumenthal
Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra

Samsung's new Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will come with a wired charger.

Richard Peterson/CNET

Looking to get the new Note 20 5G or Note 20 Ultra 5G? You'll be pleased to know that once you've bought your $1,000-plus new phone, you won't need you to go shell out extra cash for a charger. After announcing the new phones last month, Samsung began allowing for early reservations which detailed some of the new bundles it is offering to entice buyers. Orders are open now, and the company's order page includes a "what's in the box" section.

Unlike Apple , which is said to be dropping the charger and earbuds from the box of its rumored iPhone 12, Samsung will still be including a USB-C cable and fast-charging power adapter in the box for its Note 20 5G and Note 20 Ultra 5G. A tool for moving your SIM card  is also in the box.


A charger is still included in the box with the Galaxy Note 20. 


Those looking for a new pair of wired USB-C headphones should know that those are no longer being thrown in (though there's an easy way to get a pair free anyway), marking a departure from other high-end Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S20 line and the recently announced Galaxy Z Flip 5G, both of which still offer headphones in the box.

Watch this: First Look: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra