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.
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.