Google Pixel 8 Will Lack Qi2 Wireless Charging

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Google will release a new member of its successful Pixel series of smartphones: the Pixel 8 lineup. It will most likely consist of two models: the standard Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro. The launch is expected to occur at some point in October if the rumors turn out to be true.

Google is practically ‘condemned’ to bring even better smartphones than what we’ve seen through the precedent releases of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 series. The Mountain View-based giant will most likely keep relying on one of its own processors for the upcoming Pixel 8 series, such as the Tensor G2 processor.

You got the point: Google Pixel 8 just has to qualify as a flagship. But even so, you know what they say that there’s no such thing as perfection in life.

A 12-watt wireless charging rating for Pixel 8

The upcoming Google Pixel 8 may not support the Qi2 wireless charging standard, unlike Apple’s iPhone 15. A recent certification for Google’s next Pixel flagship revealed a 12-watt wireless charging rating, indicating that the device will have the same charging speed as the previous Pixel 7 model, as NextPit has discovered.

The information suggests that the Pixel 8 will miss out on the improved efficiency and faster charging power granted by Qi2, developed jointly with Apple. It remains up in the air if the Pixel 8 Pro features the same charging speed, but it’s possible it could be capable of faster wireless charging due to its larger battery capacity.

Whether the information is true or not, users are left wondering about other improvements they would like to see in the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, such as better battery life. But hey, you know what they say: time solves everything, so try to be patient!

It’s also a pretty safe bet to assume that the forthcoming Google Pixel 8 will run on the latest Android 14 OS.

Cristian Antonescu
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