While the hype behind the new Pixel smartphones every year is quite mellow, this year things are spiced up thanks to the new Tensor chip that the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be running on top of. An in-house SoC not only means higher performance but also greater efficiency and better integration with other Google products. While official renders of the devices have already surfaced online through Google’s official Twitter account, a recent leak suggests faster 33W charging for both models.
Unfortunately enough, the new Pixels won’t be coming with a charger inside the box. Apple was the first big-name brand to ditch shipping charging bricks with their phones, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi. It seems a little disappointing that Google is to be following the same steps especially when we’re seeing considerably faster-charging speeds on a Pixel device in forever.
While 33W isn’t considered fast, seeing as how the competition is reaching triple-digit wattage ratings for their flagship devices, it is a much-needed bump up from the previous 18W charging found in older Pixel devices. It would be great if Google were to offer an option to buy a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro with a charger included in the box, free of cost, just like Xiaomi did with the release of the Mi 11.
Faster charging coupled with Google’s own SoC might mean big things for the battery life of the upcoming Pixel devices. Pixels have always struggled with bad battery backup thanks to the considerably smaller cells that Google uses. Hopefully, Google strikes a good balance of performance and battery with the new Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices. Are you excited about the upcoming Pixels? Let’s start a conversation in the comments below!