It is anticipated that Google will release its flagship Pixel smartphone series, which will most likely consist of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices. A newly discovered hands-on video of the Google Pixel 8 Pro, which also showed off its ability to monitor temperatures, allowed us to provide the world’s first glimpse at the device. There is now more information that can be verified regarding the Pixel 8, and this fresh piece of information pertains to the wireless charging capabilities of the smartphone.
The Google Pixel 8 does not support wireless charging through Qi2.
The Google Pixel 8 with the model number GKWS6 has received certification from the Wireless Power Consortium to allow Qi wireless charging. This certification can be seen in the device’s specifications. Additionally, the certification verifies that the Google Pixel 8 will be capable of wireless charging at a maximum speed of 12W. This also indicates that the Google Pixel 8 will not support the newest wireless charging technology, known as Qi2.
The Qi2 wireless charging standard is an improvement on the Qi standard that was introduced earlier this year. It is based on Apple’s MagSafe technology, which makes use of magnets to enable efficient wireless charging. It has been rumored that in addition to MagSafe charging, the iPhone 15 series would be compatible with Qi2 wireless charging. This will allow users to use more affordable magnetic wireless chargers made by third-party manufacturers.
There has been no official word on whether or not the Google Pixel 8 Pro will be compatible with the Qi2 wireless charging standard, but given that the Pixel 8 will not support the standard, it seems doubtful that the ‘Pro’ edition would either.
In spite of the fact that there is not much information available regarding the Pixel 8 just yet, here is what we do know based on leaks:
It is anticipated that the Pixel 8 will have a display with a resolution of 2268 pixels tall by 1080 pixels wide.
The ‘Zuma’ chipset, which will most likely be the same as the ‘Tensor G3 processor, will provide the power for both the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro smartphones when they launch later this year.
When it comes to the Pixel 8 Pro, it will come with a brand new thermometer that is built in. This thermometer can be used to monitor the temperature of your body. It is equipped with an infrared sensor, which can be found in the rear, close to where the cameras are. This functionality, on the other hand, is said to be exclusive to the Pixel 8 Pro and not the standard Pixel 8.
It has been reported that the Samsung 50MP ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor will be used on the Pixel 8 Pro. This sensor will be 1/1.12 inches in size, making it Samsung’s largest camera sensor to yet. If the sensor in the camera is larger, the resulting photographs will have a greater resolution as well as superior pictures.
It is anticipated that the display of the Google Pixel 8 Pro will similarly measure 6.52 inches.