- Google Pixel 8 wireless charging: Qi standard, up to 12W power.
- Pixel 8 Pro may support faster wireless charging.
- Expected launch in September-October timeframe.
The Google Pixel 8 isn’t predicted to launch until later this year, but it seems the smartphone has already cleared an important regulatory approval. This development comes from an update on the WPC’s website, which has shared some key wireless charging details for the handset.
According to the information provided by the regulatory authority (sourced from 9to5 Google), the Pixel 8, model GKWS6 to be precise, will stick to the Qi wireless charging standard. It can handle up to 12W of power, which matches the highest wattage supported by non-Google chargers for current Pixel models. It’s worth mentioning that Google’s own Pixel Stand (2nd generation) can push up to 20W for the Pixel 7 and 23W for the Pixel 7 Pro. It’s likely Google will maintain this difference in the upcoming range.
Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t shed light on any other aspects of the phone. While the picture featured is not that of the Pixel 8, previous leaks give us a decent hint of what the new series might look like. There’s no information available yet about the Pixel 8 Pro, but it’s possible that this high-end variant could support faster wireless charging.
Given Google’s tradition of announcing new models in the September-October timeframe, we’re sure to hear more rumors and speculations in the months leading up to the Pixel 8 series launch.