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Google will ship the flagship Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro without a charger

Google has officially revealed that it will ship its upcoming flagship smartphones, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, without a charger.

by Akansha_B Updated: 24 Aug, 2021, 11:01 IST
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We're hoping you have a stash of old chargers stored somewhere because you'll need them. According to The Verge, Google's next flagship smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, will come without a charger, exactly like Apple's latest iPhones and Samsung's top flagships.

Many major manufacturers made light of Apple's decision to discontinue providing a charger with its flagship smartphone series. However, it appears that more and more OEMs are adopting the same strategy. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones from Google are the latest to announce that they would not include a charger in the box.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launch in India

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not launch in India as per the company. It can be pre-ordered in the United States and Japan, which are the only two countries where it will be offered. The phone will be available for purchase on August 26.

Google has not stated if the lack of a new charger in the box would affect the new smartphone's pricing. The Google 5a, which was released on Wednesday, could be the final Google Pixel gadget to come with a charger. It will also be the first smartphone to include Google's Tensor chipset, which was built particularly for smartphones. The rear camera system has been improved, as per the company.

Google has abandoned the conventional square shape in order to accommodate better sensors and lenses. New materials and finishes have also been added to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

There's an environmental advantage for eliminating the charger: reducing e-waste by providing fewer duplicate chargers to consumers. That's impossible to specify, and it might just mean that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing and delivering accessory chargers will be spread out across more companies when customers purchase them from third-party manufacturers.

However, one thing is certain: now that these three large smartphone manufacturers have committed to ditching the charger, smaller businesses will find it simpler to follow suit. While phone users may believe that they are paying the same amount for less, this is certainly a fact that we will all have to accept, so keep your wall chargers close.

Let us know your thoughts on it and will it really help the environment? 

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

Google would not ship this phone in India why worry about Charger!

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

2030 : apple : we sell smartphones with out display and battery at just 2 lakhs only because of environmental concern joy joy

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
dhinchakrohit wrote:

How to charge then?

such things are for those who have ample of money to splurge and they can use it once and throw 😉

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

I’m OK with it IF they give discount same as price of an external fast/wireless charger or give a charger for free if you want.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

Google, box से charger निकालकर कहा डालेगा 🤔

Deal Colonel Deal Colonel

India me log “Charger not found” bol ker refund claim kar lenge. even “mobile not found” bhi saath me add kar denge 🤣

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

They should have two pricing, one with charger and one without, money saved on charger should be passed on to consumers, environment ke naam pe they are fooling customers…..

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shivanshu.k507 wrote:

Without charger phones will not succeed

Earphone ke lia b yahi socha tha.. remember oehle earphone aate the ab koi b brand nahi deta..

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dhinchakrohit wrote:

How to charge then?

Charger ke liye separate paise dekar. Cable bhi extra chahiye 🐒🐒🐒

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AyushiiiVijay wrote:

Earphone ke lia b yahi socha tha.. remember oehle earphone aate the ab koi b brand nahi deta..

Still some brands provide. Like Oppo

Analyst Analyst

An apple phone usually last 5-8 years passing 1 hand to another. Still 5s is being resold.

If their concern was environment why put a crippling bug in 2 year old phones? Why does a phone not last more than 3 years?.

I think consumers now need to take a stand against these decisions and let company know they didn’t like it vocally.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Good business for MI chargers or Chinese scraps

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
datta.ca84 wrote:

Google would not ship this phone in India why worry about Charger!

Because, next would be your Samsung followed by OnePlus and pocos/realmes

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

Why don’t we stop buying mobiles just for show-off… we can save lot of money by avoiding buying useless electronic crap… I’ve seen people showing off with an iPhone, some of my relatives also do that btw, but to be frank it looks cheap…
Lets take oath to use our current mobiles for atleast 5 years whatever the new mobiles promise… sweat_smile

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