As is often the case in the smartphone industry, Apple introduced the trend of shipping phones without a charger in the iPhone 12 series, after which other companies have done the same, including Samsung with the Galaxy S21 series. One would think that this trend would only affect flagship phones, however, it seems that this is not the case.
Xiaomi has followed this trend with the release of the Mi 11, albeit allowing shoppers to buy a charging block at a low cost. The company appears to be aiming to implement a similar policy across its lines starting with the Redmi K40 and Redmi Note 10.
A few days ago, Redmi CEO Lu Weibing shared teaser images of the Redmi K40. The images show two phone boxes, one larger than the other. The logical assumption is that Xiaomi will sell the phone with or without a charger, depending on its characteristics, as is the case with the Mi 11. This may apply to the Redmi Note 10 series as well. Lou Weibing, when asked for an opinion a few days ago the upcoming lineup seems to have hinted at the Redmi Note 10 series, which also comes without a charger.
In any case, this is another example of bad practice in smartphone building to say the least, although Xiaomi does the best at it, letting people decide for themselves whether they want to get chargers in the box or not.