Google Pixel 8 listing appears on WPC's website, 12W Qi wireless charging confirmed
Like every smartphone supporting Qi wireless charging, the Pixel 8 just passed through the Wireless Power Consortium certification process. Unfortunately, the listing contains a placeholder image of the Google Pixel 6, so it doesn't reveal the design. The model number GKWS6 checks out, though.
Interestingly enough, last year's Pixel 7 family appeared on WPC's website a week after release, so the Pixel 8 popping up this early could be signaling an earlier release.
Either way, the Qi charging is once again rated at 12W, shutting down rumors and speculations about support for the newer Qi2 standard, announced in January this year.
- 03 Sep 2023
How pathetic. It's like Google is stuck in the past.
- Daniil Medvedev
- 07 Jul 2023
Google Pixel 8 Ultra will have it :)
- 19 Jun 2023
Dang. I was really hoping that the Pixel 8 devices would have Qi2 built in. The Pixel 8 will be my first wireless charging phone in a long time. (Nexus 4)