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Google Pixel 5 Maintains Conservative Charging Behavior

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Pixel 4 XL

by Google Inc.

The Google Pixel 5 now enables 5G but unlike other smartphone models released in the same time period from other brands, charging behavior is largely similar to previous Pixel models.

Even with a large 4080mAh battery, the Google Pixel 5 keeps to max 18W charging through USB Power Delivery 3.0 over Type-C. In addition to 12W Qi wireless charging, the phone can now use 5W reverse wireless charging as a power bank to wirelessly charge its own Pixel series or other Qi enabled phones such as the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

Accessories that shipped with the Google Pixel 5 include a 18W power adapter, USB Type-C cable and USB Type-C adapter.

The Google Pixel 5 uses a similar 18W AC power adapter as the one used by the Pixel family which supports 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps) and 18 watts (9 volts @ 2 amps) power profiles.

The camera design looks almost the same on both the Google Pixel 5 and the previous generation Pixel 4 XL, although some features are missing on the Google Pixel 5 such as the rear camera telephoto and 2x optical zoom as well as the front camera TOF 3D capability.

The Google Pixel 5 runs on Android 11 using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and Adreno 620 GPU and comes with a 6-in HDR10+ 1080 x 2340 pixels OLED screen.

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