New Ultra Low Power Mode for Pixel Phones Might Roll Out in Future to Extend Battery Life
The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL aren’t the best example of a premium Android handset that deliver the best ‘screen on’ time. In fact, there are times when battery life is of the utmost priority and your smartphone is guzzling too much juice, even in idle or in its own low power mode. Looks like Google has a solution for it; an ultra low power mode for Pixel phones might just do the trick.
Fresh Code Lays Out More Info Concerning the Ultra Low Power Mode for Pixel Phones
According to XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman, plus a follow-up of the code talks about an extreme low power mode that might arrive for Google’s handsets. It’s possible that this ultra low power mode for Pixel models arrives with the Pixel 5 later this year, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the tech giant decides to incorporate it in the cheaper Pixel 4a. Given that the company’s low-cost options have done well in terms of sale numbers, such an option might be available for this one too.
It should be noted that all Pixel models feature a low power mode which limits the user’s interaction with the smartphone’s boatload of features. This will range from reducing brightness levels to disabling location and background usage. This will hamper the user experience, but such a feature is very important when you value battery life. In certain situations, when the battery life is in its critical levels, enabling low power mode will help reduce unnecessary consumption.
Speculation: "Ultra low power" mode may be a feature of the Pixel 5. This commit was just submitted to AOSP by a "System Power Engineer" at Google.https://t.co/KEDUdTPIi8
It's a generic implementation without framework hooks for now, but that'll likely change soon.
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 10, 2020
This ultra low power mode for Pixel phones might take things to an extreme level, particularly in situations where you need every percentage at your disposal. We’ll see just how well Google implements it and how big of an impact it makes when conserving battery life, so stay tuned.
If you want to check out our other Pixel-related coverage, you can see the following:
- OnePlus Takes a Jab at Pixel 4’s 90Hz Refresh Rate Switching to 60Hz in Low Brightness Level
- Pixel 4a With Older Snapdragon Chipset and Codename Details Seemingly Confirmed - Mid-ranger Won’t Be 5G Ready
- Pixel 4 Sales Were Not Mentioned by Google CEO, Implying the Flagships Are off to a Terrible Start
Source: Twitter (Mishaal Rahman)