A rather strange set of leaks in the week suggest that the Google Pixel 6 will launch with support for a feature that will require additional purchase. This cannot be the primary time Google did such a thing in its long history of Pixel and Nexus-line smartphones, but it might be odd, assuming the corporate emphasizes the feature at its launch event. The power-user feature leaked in the week was the potential for 33W fast-charging support.
Suppose the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are, indeed, given the power to charge with a 33W fast-charging adapter. In that case, it’d be surprising for the corporate to release either model without said charger included with the phone, wouldn’t it? Google would never release a tool with a feature that might seem absurd without also including the hardware required to use it, would they?
A decade ago, Google released the Samsung-made smartphone called Galaxy Nexus. This device has three golden metal circles on its side that can attach to a charging dock. There was a release of a Samsung Galaxy Nexus dock a short time after the discharge of the Galaxy Nexus itself, but no hardware to utilize said hardware included with the phone.
The Google Nexus 7 had a couple of pogo pins also. Google went the additional mile with the Google Nexus 7 and released a Nexus 7 Pogo Dock to their Google Store online.
According to leaked info posted over the past week, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro won’t ship with the hardware necessary for charging. They’ll believe the user was having access to cords and charging converters if the rumours are true. This appears to be how major smartphone brands are trending, suggesting it’ll (hopefully) reduce e-waste by the end of the day.
Looking to the Google Pixel 5a for guidance, we see Google including an 18W USB-C charger within the box. There’s no wireless charging there, but 18W fast charging support with the charger included within the box.
It’s also suggested in the week by Yogesh Brar with 91mobiles that Google plans on selling a foldable Android smart device but won’t be releasing said device within the year 2021. There may are plans to release a foldable display Pixel in 2021 at some point, but it’s tipped that said plans are delayed.