Google’s Pixel handset owners have long waited for the wireless charging functionality even though it’s a very common feature on Android flagships now. There have been reports recently which suggests that the upcoming Pixel 3 devices would feature wireless charging. The latest Pixel 3 XL video leak essentially confirms that this device will indeed be able to charge wirelessly.
The short video suggests that the Pixel 3 XL will have a glass back to enable the device to be charged wirelessly. It will be compatible with the Qi standard so this functionality won’t require a proprietary charger to work.
We can see the device play an animation when it’s placed on the wireless charger. This animation had been hinted in an earlier code leak so Pixel fans can now rest assured that Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone will indeed have this much requested feature.
— Максим Хорошев (@khoroshev) August 22, 2018
Google has traditionally announced new Pixel handsets in the month of October and that’s likely going to be the case this year as well. The company hasn’t confirmed when the event would take place, though, but it will likely do that towards the end of next month.
We can expect to see more leaks of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the days leading up to their official launch.