Friday, 6 October 2017

The new Pixel 2 phones support USB-PD up to 27W

If you’re picky about your USB accessories, you may check if it’s approved by Google software engineer Besnon Leung. He has some good news about the new Pixel 2 and 2 XL – they support up to 27W charging!

For that you will need to buy a compatible USB Power Delivery charger. The phones ship with an 18W charger (same as the original Pixels) that promises 7 hours of mixed usage with just 15 minutes of charge.

Imaging how much more you’ll get out of a 27W charger! If you get the new Pixelbook, it comes with a 45W charger that is compatible (at a lower power level, of course). Google is selling this charger separately for $60, though you can check Leung’s list for other appropriate chargers (off brand chargers could damage your device... your $650/€800 device!).

PS. Apparently since v8.0 Oreo, Android is using the Type-C Port Manager of the Linux kernel. It seems that this feature will support Alternate Mode, which will be great for docks (i.e. providing video out while charging).

Source: gsmarena

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