The lack of a charger in the iPhone 12 box inspired a somewhat mocking post from Xiaomi. The manufacturer points out that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is sold with a charger included. A touch of humor that members of the community on Twitter have obviously not tasted.
It was undoubtedly a little predictable: in the wake of the announcement of the iPhone 12, and especially the absence of a charger in the box (in some countries you have to leave out the charger AND the headphones), Xiaomi posted a little message on Twitter. The brand launches “Don't worry, we didn't take anything out of the Mi 10 T Pro box“, with to join words to deeds a 5 second video in which a pair of hands opens the box of the smartphone to show that the first thing we find there is a fast charger.
One would have thought that subscribers to the Xiaomi account would rather go in the direction of the brand. Gold, Apple's environmental discourse seems to have had its effect. Because the responses to the tweet are overwhelmingly backfire. A user launches for example “Does that mean you guys literally don't care about the environment and our future? What a shame…". Another : “Apple assumes that charging pads do not fail after a year or two of use.“.
When Xiaomi gives the impression of mocking the environment
An Internet user notices that “All the brands will start to do the same, starting with Samsung”, and add: “They wait for Apple to take the first step, then they will weigh the pros and cons to copy them, which happened with the microSD slot and the jack”. Another drives the point home: “We will have to support this year Android manufacturers bragging about not having stopped including a charger… before they themselves stop doing it”. To make matters worse, some messages even directly attack the Mi 10T – making Xiaomi's post to say the least… counterproductive.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is however a great proposition which must be launched on October 15, 2020 for an expected price of around € 699. This is a 5G smartphone running Android 10. At this stage of the rumors we expect Xiaomi to have opted for a 114 Hz IPS LCD display of 6.67 ″, a Snapdragon 865 (7 nm +) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. On the photo side, we have a triple 108 + 13 + 5 Mp sensor with a 20 Mp selfie sensor on the front. All with a large 5000 mAh battery and 33W fast charging.
Opposite, the cheapest iPhone 12 costs 809 euros. It offers, in addition to 5G, and a particularly muscular technical sheet, an OLED screen, and new photo sensors which, if they do not race for megapixels, seem particularly convincing. But also, as some point out, a support for major and security updates of 6 years – that is twice as long as the best Android manufacturers.