Google’s Pixel 6 Ditches the Power Brick, Like Apple and Samsung

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Google’s Pixel 6 Ditches the Power Brick, Like Apple and Samsung

According to CNN, the newly-announced Pixel 5a will be the last Pixel phone to feature the power brick in the box. As such, the Pixel 6 will be the first smartphone from Google to follow the trend created by Apple and Samsung of not including a power brick with a new phone.

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While we’re all talking about the Pixel 5a, which Google just announced, the company casually mentioned to CNN that this would be the last phone from the company to include a USB-C power brick in the box. That means the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which we expect to be the next major phones from Google, won’t have one in the box.

This will make Google the latest in a long line of smartphone makers to ditch the power brick in an attempt to cut down on e-waste. Of course, another benefit that the companies don’t mention as much is the monetary savings. Not including a charger with thousands or millions of sold devices can add up to some pretty substantial savings for the manufacturers.

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