Google’s subsequent flagship cellphone, the Pixel 8, has made an early look with a regulatory physique, revealing that it gained’t be getting a major wi-fi charging enhance.
Any new cellphone heading to market has to make a cease off on the Wi-fi Energy Consortium (WPC) if it desires to promote its Qi charging capabilities. As reported by 9to5Google, the Pixel 8 has simply made such an look.
It’s a surprisingly early displaying from Google’s subsequent cellphone, with the Pixel 7 not displaying up on the WPC till per week after their October launch.
Nonetheless, right here the Pixel 8 is, working beneath the GKWS6 mannequin quantity. The gadget pictured within the itemizing is the Pixel 6, so we don’t get any sneak peek on the new cellphone’s design.
Certainly, given the restricted nature of this certification, we don’t study very a lot in regards to the Pixel 8 in any respect. What we do study is that its Qi charging charge will max out at 12W. We additionally word that there’s no help for the subsequent technology Qi2 commonplace, which the WPC introduced again in January.
Qi2 guarantees to basically give Android telephones their very own model of Apple’s MagSafe commonplace. With the assistance of Apple itself, a magnetised system will guarantee a agency attachment to particular wi-fi chargers, boosting wi-fi charging effectivity significantly.
Until the Pixel 8 Professional comes by means of on the Qi2 entrance, it could appear as if the subsequent section of wi-fi charging isn’t going to take off till 2024 on the earliest.