This Tuesday, Google formally introduced the Pixel 5A. The long-awaited mid-range smartphone was finally seen, after a long wait and rumors of cancellation. But the mobile not only came with its own news, but also others. The Mountain View firm indicated that it is the last of the family to include a charger. If this is confirmed, it means that the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will hit the market without the traditional accessory.
As collected The Verge, the Californian firm says that most people have at least one charger with a USB type C cable. And that for this reason it is no longer necessary for all devices to offer it. Google has also opted for the “green” approach, as Samsung and Apple did at the time, stating that the measure also aims to reduce the amount of technology waste.
The truth is that Google is opening the umbrella before the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro hit the market in the fall. It is logical to think that in principle there are criticisms, because it is a determination that a good part of the public still finds it unsympathetic.
This is not due to a lack of environmental commitment on the part of consumers, but to the fact that these measures are taken to lower production costs and companies do not recognize it. When buyers are willing to pay $ 1,000 or more for a smartphone, they deserve, at the very least, to be frank.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would join the trend without a charger
If Google confirms that the Pixel 5a is the last of the family to arrive with a charger included in the box, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will become the new members of the list headed by the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S21.
Recall that when Apple decided not to include a charger with its latest smartphone, it was mocked by Samsung. However, months later, it was the South Koreans themselves who embarked on a similar experience.
Google’s determination for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leaves the way paved for other manufacturers to follow this trend. Also, with the ever-evolving evolution of wireless fast charging, many of us want the industry to make a real effort to make it the standard. The day this happens, we can focus on choosing the charging base that best suits what we need; and we will no longer be outraged by the absence of a possibly obsolete accessory.