After failing badly in the smartphone world, Google is following in Apple’s footsteps. At the Pixel launch event, we saw the new Tensor SoC and Pixel Pass that mimics Apple One. But the surprises haven’t ended yet. The new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro don’t include a charger in the box, just like iPhone.
The change was spotted by 9to5Google on the pre-order page for Pixel 6 devices that clearly mentions there is no power adapter in the box. Instead, the webpage suggests you should buy it separately for $25.
The USB-C power adapter Google is selling supports 30W fast charging that can pump your device from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes.
While people criticize the idea of kicking out the charger from the box, it isn’t as bad as it sounds, given there are far more Androids than iPhones. Or maybe, someone wants to go with the second-gen Pixel Stand that offers up to 23W wireless charging on Pixel 6 Pro.
But on another note, that should come from a company that’s struggling to remain in the flagship smartphone category and create compelling devices.
Pixel ships with USB 2.0 cable
When you check out what’s in the box, you are in for another bummer. Google has added a USB Type-C® 3.1 Gen 1 port to both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to gain some brownie points. But we found out that the company is shipping a USB 2.0 Type-C cable in the retail box.
The information is also clearly mentioned in the official tech specs on Google Store. So, you’ll have to shell a couple more dollars if you need faster data transfer speeds. Nonetheless, let’s wait until we find more of such unexpected surprises.