Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro have peak wired charging speeds of up to 23W, Google clarifies

Google has clarified that the Pixel 6 phone’s wired charger can have a peak power of 21W. Pixel 6 Pro can get up to 23W of peak power from a wired charger. This is much less than the 30W peak power stated at the launch of both these phones. Google has now explained how charging works on the new Pixel phones.

The company claims that the actual power generated through a full charge is different during a single charge. The change in the charging rate has been done to make the battery last longer.

Google has given information on how charging works on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on the Pixel Support Forum. Community manager Camille V. explained, “We have optimized the lithium-ion battery for higher charging rates when battery levels are low. The Pixel 6 charges up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes (with Google’s 30W USB-C power charger). With this) and reaches 80 percent in about an hour. Charging depends on the usage and temperature of the device.

Camille has reported that the charging power decreases as the battery nears full, which makes the battery last longer.

Earlier there were reports that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s peak power from wired chargers is less than expected. In a recent test, it took around 111 minutes for the Pixel 6 Pro’s 5,000 mAh battery to be fully charged. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets fully charged in just 62 minutes.

Google has warned that Pixel phones can stop charging by more than 80 percent in special situations. The company has also suggested enabling adaptive charging for low-speed charging at night.

Along with this, Google has also suggested users to use the company’s 30W power adapter and recently launched Pixel Stand to charge Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro faster.

Google has no plans to launch these two Pixel phones in India yet. A company spokesperson recently told Gadgets 360 that these phones are not being launched in many countries due to demand and supply issues and some other reasons.