Google is the latest to ship new smartphones without a charger

Google is the latest to ship new smartphones without a charger. [Newspaper] (2021)


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Google recently unveiled its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, with some pretty impressive specs including using its own Google Tensor system-on-chip. However, one thing you won’t be getting out of the box with a Pixel 6 device is an included charger. According to The Verge, Google has told them that the Pixel 5A would be the last Google smartphone to come with a charger included in the box. Google claims that most people would already have a charger with a USB-C cable, so there’s no real need to include it with their phones anymore. Another argument behind excluding chargers is that it would lead to less e-waste. Seeing as most people already have charging bricks and cables, the idea is that it would discourage people throwing away older but still perfectly good chargers when they buy a new phone. That being said, as newer devices come with new features like improved fast charging, consumers may end up buying more powerful chargers anyway, except this time from third-party companies instead.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Smartphone, Wireless charger, Mobile technology
Taxonomy: By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Information Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Nurmaisari binti Che Anuar (Kuala Terengganu)
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 23:14
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 07:41
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