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Google Pixel 4 supports up to 11W fast wireless charging, confirms a few tests

23 October 2019 0

The newly-launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support 11W fast wireless charging and it has been discovered on a page for the device at the Wireless Power Consortium. It’s great that Pixel 4 eschews the restriction made by Google for its Pixel 3 devices.

Pixel 3 wireless charging was limited to 5W on the third-party charging pad, even though the device was able to pull 10W with the company’s Pixel Stand.


Google hasn’t explicitly mentioned this capability of Pixel 4 but the listing at the Wireless Power Consortium confirms it. Spotted at the site and further tested by some technology bloggers, the Pixel 4 is able to get up to 10.8W in a test. AndroidPolice was able to pull 8.4W by using a third-party Qi charging pad that supports 9W.

In the case of Pixel 3, other chargers weren’t able to feed much power unless they were accepted into the Made by Google program. This means you no longer need the Pixel Stand or Google-approved hardware to fast-charge your phone wirelessly. But as observed, the chargers need to support Qi’s Extended Power Profile (EPP).

That’s great news but it is unknown why Google didn’t announce this key feature. It’s being assumed that Google may just want to quietly get rid of the strict approach it imposed before.

(last update 08 December 2019 @ 18:30)

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