Google form of botched wireless charging on the Pixel three final 12 months. Only prospects who purchased the firm’s personal Pixel Stand accent and a really small choice of third-party chargers have been in a position to juice up the Pixel three at the quickest doable wireless charging speeds. Everyone else utilizing their present mats and charging stands have been restricted to a a lot slower 5-watt cost. But Google has righted this error with the Pixel 4.
According to Mishaal Rahman of XDADevelopers, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL help 11-watt wireless charging. This is confirmed on a web page for the gadget at the Wireless Power Consortium, and has additionally been further verified by direct testing.
Any Qi-compatible charger that may output 11W or extra ought to be capable of recharge the Pixel 4 at that most energy degree — no Pixel Stand or costly, made-for-Pixel certification required.
As Rahman notes, Google by no means talked about or highlighted the Pixel 4’s potential to cost sooner on a wider array of charging pads in the run-up to launch. Maybe the firm simply determined to quietly do away with its weirdly strict method and produce the new Pixel nearer in keeping with different Android flagships that supply quick wireless charging. The Pixel 4 may strike some folks as overpriced, however at the very least it can save you on a charger in case you’re offered on Google’s newest telephone.