Google has another hardware issue coming on the horizon. The company's recent flagship smartphone, Pixel, is reportedly exhibiting Nexus 6P-like early shutdown problems.

The reports about early shutdowns were first started surfacing in the Google Support forum in April. The trouble started when the Pixel 3 devices have around 20 to 30% battery power left. Then, the battery will start to go down to zero, followed by an immediate shutdown, Android Police reported.

Fortunately, the early shutdown issue on the Pixel 3 smartphone series doesn’t seem nearly as widespread as it was on the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P series. But, it's still a frustrating problem for Google, which was recently settled a class-action lawsuit with Nexus 6P owners who experienced shutdown problems. The Google Pixel 3 was designed by the tech giant and was manufactured by the Taiwan-based Foxconn without a more public-facing phone company in the middle, Android Central reported.

Google recommends some fixes

The Mountain View-based company is, reportedly, having a hard time admitting the latest hardware issues. But, it offers a variety of fixes, which include restarting in Safe Mode and hard resets. Google is probably trying to avoid another lawsuit, like the one it's experienced before with the troubled Nexus 6P devices.

This is not the first time the flagship smartphone has experienced technical problems. Google Pixel 3 has experienced various hardware problems since launch. These include issues on fast wireless charging, autofocus, Bluetooth audio, speakerphone, camera system, call quality, and connection issues.

About the Google Pixel 3

Officially announced on Oct. 9, 2019, Google Pixel 3 is an Android-powered smartphone from the company’s Pixel product line. The phone was released in the U.S. market on Oct. 28, 2018, followed by the global launch in November 2018.

Pixel 3 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile chipset, 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of data storage. The phone also includes the company’s digital assistant, Google Assistant and runs on a version of Google’s Android 9.0 Pie mobile operating system.

Owners of older Google Pixel devices can now enjoy the Google Camera 7.2 through the latest update available through Google Play Store. Maurizio Pesce/Wikimedia Creative Commons