Does the Nexus 6P have wireless charging?

nexus-6p-usb-type-cNo, the Nexus 6P doesn’t have wireless charging.

Although a common feature on earlier Nexus devices, Google didn’t include the technology on the latest Nexus phones, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. In a Reddit AMA interview session, Google engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer stated that they ditched the tech because USB-C solves a lot of wired charging problems and they wanted a thinner phone:

We added Qi wireless charging starting with N4 because plugging in USB micro B was such a hassle! (Which way is up!?) With this year’s Nexii, we support USB Type-C which has a reversible connector so there’s no more guessing. AND it charges incredibly swiftly: 1% to 100% in 97 mins on the 6P for example (the first ~45 mins of charging is especially fast). Meanwhile, wireless charging adds z (thickness). So, ease of plugging in + fast charging + optimizing for thinness made us double down on Type-C instead of wireless!

As referred to in that statement, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X do have a new form of fast charging, courtesy of their novel USB-C connector. When using an appropriate 15W USB-C charger, operating at 5V and 3A, it’s possible to get 7 hours of battery life out of just 10 minutes of charging on the 6P. To learn more about fast charging on the new Nexus phones, see our guide to rapid charging on the Nexus 6P and 5X.

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