The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have officially arrived and, as many reports previously suggested, it seems there’s no charger included in the box. That’s despite the fact that the latest in the Pixel line-up can charge at the fastest rate yet. Up to 30W and with features such as adaptive charging. The feature allows the phone to charge from 1-to-50-percent in just 30-minutes, according to Google.
That’s with a “typical” 4,614mAh battery capacity for the Google Pixel 6 and a “minimum” of 4,524mAh. And with the Google Pixel 6 Pro shipping with a “minimum” 4,905mAh capacity battery while 5,003mAh will be more typical.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone
Of course, the fact that Google Pixel 6 and Pro model doesn’t come with a charger in the box may come as a shock to some. While other OEMs have shifted focus away from the inclusion of the accessory, at least some previous reports did indicate that there would be one. With at least one of those including images purported to be the new handset with a charger shown.
Perhaps more pertinently, when Google announced that the Pixel 5a with 5G would be the last device to include one, the Google Pixel 6 had already seen a soft launch. Although the company had not yet outlined all of its details for the device, that seemed to preclude the Pixel 6 from the news.
But, as it turns out, that’s not the case. As at least some of the persisting rumors and leaks had indicated.
With the latter feature, users can turn on adaptive charging for charging overnight. The phone will charge at a much slower, steady rate. Then it will use users’ alarms to determine when to turn up the charging rate. That way, it’s charged up completely by the time users wake up.
What does the lack of an included Pixel 6 charger mean for you?
For end-users, though, the decision does mean that those without a compatible charger will need to buy one. Now, Google is set to sell a 30W USB-C charger separately. That will cost $25 as an add-on for the gadget.
Or users can simply plug into a charger that supports that charging rate. So that’s going to potentially be an additional cost on top of the $599 and $899 price tags on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, respectively.