“Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ship with 18W fast charger in the box, but they actually support 20W wired charging as well, similar to Pixel 3”
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones are already on sale, and recently, the display on the Pixel 4 XL was graded A+ by DisplayMate. Now, new details about the charging capabilities of the flagships have surfaced on the internet. The Pixel 4 series is said to support up to 11W wireless charging, according to Wireless Power Consortium, as discovered by XDA-Developer’s Mishaal Rahman. However, Twitter user @Coloradowise in a reply claims that Google Support confirmed to him that the Pixel 4 supports 15W wireless charging. It could be that the maximum received power stated by the Wireless Power Consortium can be higher. For reference, the Maximum Received Power of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G as stated on the WPC is 5W but when in fact the actual support is 27W wirelessly.
Google support confirmed to me last night that it would support up to 15w wirelessly. Is this 11w limit from the handset or the charger?— Christopher Wise (@Coloradowise) October 22, 2019
It isn’t clear why Google would emit such as important information about the Pixel 4 charging abilities at the launch. The Mountain View brand didn’t announce a new Pixel Stand as well, and the existing stand supports only 11W. Moving along, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ship with 18W fast wired-charger in the box, but they actually support up to 20W wired charging, similar to Pixel 3. One need to purchase a USB Power Delivery charger that supports 20W or more.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specifications
To recall, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel XL smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. They run on Android 10 out of the box, and Soli Radar face unlock for security. There is no physical fingerprint sensor this time around. While the Pixel 4 sports a 5.7-inch full HD+ OLED display, the bigger Pixel 4 XL rocks a slightly larger 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. In terms of optics, both the flagships feature a dual-rear camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Pixel 4 packs a 2800mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL has a 3700mAh battery with 18W fast charging and Qi wireless charging.