Google Pixel 5 Hands OnSource: Daniel Bader / Android Central

Update, October 20 (7:30 am ET): The MagSafe charger works surprisingly well with the Galaxy Z Fold as well.

What you need to know

  • A new video has revealed that Apple's new MagSafe charger works with the Google Pixel 5.
  • The MagSafe Charger makes wireless charging easier than ever, thanks to magnetic alignment.
  • It is priced at $39 in the U.S.

Apple announced a bunch of new-to-iPhone features at its iPhone 12 event last week, including MagSafe charging accessories. While Apple's website says the MagSafe Charger's magnetic alignment experience is limited to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, a video from YouTuber zollotech has revealed that it works with Google's Pixel 5 as well (via Reddit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3HS54oAxbY&feature=youtu.be&t=273

As you can see in the video above, the MagSafe charger easily attaches to the back of the Pixel 5 and it starts charging instantly. The main advantage of Apple's MagSafe charger is that you don't have to look for the "sweet spot" when placing your phone on the charger.

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You can also continue using your phone while charging, as the charger will stay attached, thanks to magnetic alignment. Apple says its iPhone 12 lineup be wirelessly charged using the MagSafe charger even when using MagSafe-compatible cases, although it isn't clear if the Pixel 5 can also be charged wirelessly with a case on.

While the MagSafe charger is capable of providing fast wireless charging up to 15W to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, the Pixel 5 only supports 12W wireless charging speeds.

Update, October 20 (7:30 am ET) — Works with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, too

According to a report from Android Police, the Pixel 5 isn't the only phone that works well with the new MagSafe charger from Apple. Since the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has magnets in its hinge and the side, the MagSafe charger connects to the phone and holds itself in place quite well.

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