Pixel 6 doesn’t include a power adapter, Google’s 30W charger costs $25

Smartphones used to come with many accessories in the box, but over the years, that has dwindled down significantly. While this transition has been praised as better for the global environment, as many cheap earbuds and wall adapters have been saved from going into landfills, reducing manufacturing costs is likely still the key benefit for smartphone makers. Google is now following suit with the Pixel 6 series, which does not come with a wall charger.
Previous Pixel phones, going as far back as the original Pixel and Pixel XL from 2016, shipped with 18W USB Type-C wall adapters. The Pixel 6 series finally pushes the maximum wired charging speed past 18W to 30W, but there’s a catch — Google isn’t giving you a wall charger in the box anymore. There’s still a USB Type-C-to-C cable included with the phone, but you need a USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) charger if you want to reach the maximum speed. As pointed out by 9to5Google, when you order the Pixel 6 through the Google Store, you have …

Written By: Corbin Davenport

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