Strong indications: Google Pixel 9 may support Qi2 wireless charging standard

What you should know

  • Google Pixel 9 details are currently just speculations
  • Qi2 support is almost certain for the next-gen Google phone
  • Apple‘s new iPhone 15 lineup supports Qi2
  • Google is likely to adopt the Qi2 standard for the Pixel 9 line

Full Story

The Google Pixel 9 is still shrouded in mystery just a little over a month after the unveiling of the Google Pixel 8 duo. There are only speculations about what the next-gen Google phone will offer, but one thing that is almost certain is that it will support Qi2. The Wireless Power Consortium announced that the first Qi2 productions are completing certification testing and devices that support it will hit the market very soon. This information comes from the WPC press release via 9to5Google.

During Apple’s Wonderlust event on September 12, the tech giant confirmed that the new iPhone 15 lineup supports Qi2. The Qi2 standard offers 15W charging rates but with the use of magnets to perfectly align the coils, it should be faster in practice. Given this, it is likely that Google will adopt the Qi2 standard for the Pixel 9 line, especially as Google’s Liyu Yang, a Senior Hardware Engineer and system tech lead at Google, joined the WPC as a board member this month.

However, Google may not be the first Android device to adopt the Qi2 tech as the Samsung Galaxy S24 series is expected to debut soon, along with new Galaxy foldables and the OnePlus 12. With the anticipated release of the Pixel 9 devices in the fall of 2024, it remains to be seen if they will be the first to adopt the Qi2 technology.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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