Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro set to offer 33 W charging but no charger in box
Google announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro a few weeks ago. Since then, more details of the phones have slowly leaked and the latest of such purports to divulge some much-needed information about the charging capabilities of the devices.
According to an exclusive by 91Mobiles, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will offer 33 W charging. That should excite fans of the series as it means the Pixel 6 will be more competitive in that regard, going from 18 W charging as seen on all previous Pixel phones. While 33 W charging isn't class-leading—companies like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei all offer charging wattages north of 60 W—it's still a sizeable improvement. It's also better than Samsung's 25 W charging at least.
Apparently, Google is testing 33 W charging on the phones, and charging bricks delivering such wattages have been spotted at the company's testing grounds. Sadly, though, those chargers look unlikely to ever make their way to customers, with recent information claiming that Google will ship the Pixel 6 series without any charging bricks included in the box.
We've seen similar decisions from Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi. Hopefully, Google emulates Xiaomi's policy with the Mi 11, where it allowed buyers to include a 65 W charging brick at no extra cost. That's unlikely to happen, though, and would be rather disappointing considering rumors of the Pixel 6 Pro's heavy price tag. Still, that didn't stop Apple or Samsung, and Google will likely be no different.