Thanks to our colleagues from XDA the info is now confirmed. Google has finally decided to take the fast charging of its Pixel 6 Pro to the next level by switching to 33W. The info comes from Taiwanese NCC certification documents – which gives it a lot of weight. We should see the info confirmed by other certifications of the device in the world, especially in the United States and Europe.
It’s been since 2016 that Google had not really updated the 18W fast charging of its Pixels, which is now rather in the industry average. We note that most of the major competitors have been offering significantly more efficient systems since their last flagship. With its new 33W system, Google is taking a slight lead over its biggest competitors. The manufacturer is almost doubling the power of the fast charging of its smartphones.
The Pixel 6 Pro will have a very fast 33W charging system
Samsung only offers a 27W fast charge on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The iPhone 13 only offers 20W of fast charging, provided you have the right charger. Google nevertheless remains very far from the best manufacturers in this field. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro have, for example, a particularly powerful fast charging system at 65W.
Like the Asus ROG Phone 5. However, we know that the next Pixel 6 Pro should also have a large 5000 mAh battery. This may, of course, somewhat offset the advantages of a more efficient rapid charging system. But we should still see a nice improvement. For the record, the Pixel 5 had a 4080 mAh battery and recharged to 80% with the 18W system in 1h14 (DxOMark figures).
At this stage, however, we are missing three important pieces of information. The first is that we do not yet know if Google has also decided to equip the classic Pixel 6 with the same 33W fast charging system. The info should nevertheless surface in the worst case in the same way as for the Pixel 6 Pro in the coming days. It is also not known if the arrival of this faster recharge will be accompanied by the disappearance of the charger in the box of Pixel 6.
Many manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, no longer include a charger with their smartphones. Google has for its part so far always included an 18W fast charger in the box of its Pixels until the latest Pixel 5. Finally, the certification documents do not say anything about fast wireless charging. The latest rumors seem to indicate at this point that Google has also improved the system which could now support up to 23W of power.