Google registered the Pixel 8 on the WPC Wireless Charging Alliance website today. According to the library, the Pixel 8 was developed under the code name GKWS6.
According to the WPC website, the Pixel 8 still has 12 watts of wireless charging power, the same as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. In addition, Igeekphone notes that the Pixel 8 supports version 1.2.4 of the wireless charging protocol, which has not been upgraded to the latest Qi2 specification.
Qi2 is a new unified wireless charging standard developed by Apple and WPC. It is built on MagSafe technology, the core of which comes from magnetic power profiles provided by Apple. Qi2 helps the phone align with the coil of wireless charging by using magnetic suction, increasing the efficiency of wireless charging to reduce additional loss. It is also expected to enable the Android camp to support MagSafe’s peripheral products. It has been suggested that the Apple iPhone 15 / Pro series will support the Qi2 wireless charging specification.