Google Pixel 6 Rumored to Support 23W Wireless Charging, Beating iPhone 12's MagSafe

Google is rumored to be working on a new wireless charging stand that could deliver 23W of charging power to its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, according to a leaked inventory image published by Android Police.

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Image via Android Police.

If true, that would beat the iPhone 12's maximum 15W wireless charging speed (or 12W on ‌iPhone 12 mini‌) using Apple's MagSafe charger, and would be another one-up for the Pixel 6 phones, which are already shaping up to be a respectable rival to the upcoming iPhone 13 expected to launch this month.

With a ‌‌MagSafe‌‌ charger and Apple's 20W power adapter or another appropriate 20W+ PD 3.0 charger, it takes about an hour to charge an ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ from zero to 50 percent, which is double the time that it takes to charge using a USB-C to Lightning cable and a 20W+ USB-C power adapter.

Charging with a ‌‌MagSafe‌‌ charger is faster than charging with a Qi-based charger, which maxes out at 7.5W, but for the fastest charging speed a wired charging connection using a Lightning to USB-C cable is still the best.

For iPhones, that is. Last year's OnePlus 8 Pro came with a 30W "Warp" charger, and this year's OnePlus 9 Pro will support 50W wireless charging speeds thanks to the next-generation Warp charger, which is capable of charging a dead phone to full power in 43 minutes – faster than an iPhone plugged directly into a 20W charger.


Apple's longtime goal has been an ‌iPhone‌ with no external ports or buttons for a clean, streamlined device, but until it can improve the maximum 15W charging speed of ‌MagSafe‌ or come up with another wireless alternative, that's unlikely to happen.

In 2016, Apple was rumored to be partnering with Energous to deliver a "true wireless charging" solution, but nothing has come from it so far. Apple is still believed to be researching new wireless charging technologies, and with the advent of ‌MagSafe‌ on ‌iPhone 12‌ models, the company is clearly still interested in innovating ways to power devices.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ and future iPhones are expected to continue to use Lightning ports with the option of ‌MagSafe‌ until a more viable wireless charging solution comes along that allows for a portless ‌iPhone‌ design.

Top Rated Comments

himanshumodi Avatar
4 weeks ago

Any Android phones have Satellite communication? Like the iPhone 13 or 14?

Thats the feature I want.

I live in the Desert , JOSHUA TREE CA.

I want this feature in case all hell breaks loose and the United States gets nuked.

It's why I bought a home in the desert.

or been thinking of living off a boat full time in Australia.

Some disaster is gonna happen in the USA. it's only a matter of time.

And I think Cell phones that can utilize satellite communication is an awesome move.
One aspect of a post-apocalyptic society I look forward to is that there will be no mobile phones.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I still don't find "wireless" charging very exciting.


Are there any physical limitations like heating etc. because of which Apple always seems to cap the charging speed? Or is there some particularly clever, patented tech in those OnePlus phones which iPhones are still catching up to?
Heat is one aspect, but higher charging speed also reduces the overall battery life. That's fine if you only want to keep your phone for a year or two, but for a hand-me-down, quick-charge stuff is problematic.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freeangel1 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Any Android phones have Satellite communication? Like the iPhone 13 or 14?

Thats the feature I want.

I live in the Desert , JOSHUA TREE CA.

I want this feature in case all hell breaks loose and the United States gets nuked.

It's why I bought a home in the desert.

or been thinking of living off a boat full time in Australia.

Some disaster is gonna happen in the USA. it's only a matter of time.

And I think Cell phones that can utilize satellite communication is an awesome move.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GaryMumford Avatar
4 weeks ago
What is the advantage of a higher power charger? Does it charge the phone quicker? My 12pro max lasts all day with a lot of usage, so I charge it while I’m asleep. so quicker makes that no difference to me. I also wonder what effect higher power chargers have on the environment?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boak Avatar
4 weeks ago
iPhone's advantage is slowly reducing to just the ecosystem
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
4 weeks ago
Sounds toasty
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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