We pretty much know everything about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, thanks to Google. Google announced its flagship series in a rush, but the official unveiling is yet to occur later in fall this year. However, Google has another surprise in store for us, and you might have got the gist of it by now. Yes, the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro won’t be coming with a charger.
Now, Google will be the second major brand to follow Apple’s footsteps after Samsung ditching chargers from its Galaxy S21 and Z series. Like every other smartphone manufacturer, Google says that most consumers already have a USB-C charging brick with them, so giving more of them doesn’t make sense (for free). We don’t know about that, but it will surely save Google some manufacturing costs.
Aside from the cost factor, manufactures have been preaching about the environmental effect of charging bricks. Shipping fewer chargers wouldn’t translate to reduced greenhouse emissions, but it will be divided among different companies as people will get chargers anyway.
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Keep your phone close and charger closer
It will be interesting to see if Chinese smartphone manufacturers will ever ditch the chargers since almost every major brand has got rid of chargers from their flagship offerings now. However, it might take a while for Chinese brands to follow suit as most of their marketing is based on crazy-fast charging speeds and those chargers aren’t cheap, and most customers won’t be interested in buying a crazily expensive charging brick. So, maybe keep that 120W charger of yours safe for some time.
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be the first smartphones to come with Google’s Tensor chip. The upcoming Pixel smartphones are expected to bring massive improvements in every department. It’s just a matter of few months before we get to see them in action.