As per the rumor, the expected release of the Google Pixel 8 is October 2023. It means, there is still time for Google Pixel 8 release, this phone is officially certified for Qi wireless charging. Recently, Google Pixel 8 was shown in the new Qi certification listing with the model number GKWS6.
For getting such Qi-like services the company needs to get approval from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The phone appears with the GKWS6 model number, it confirms by the 9to5Google team that it belongs to the upcoming flagship of Google.
Currently, no other details are coming out about Pixel 8 instead that this phone support wireless charging. It may be possible that Pixel 8 will provide the same maximum Qi charging rate of 12W. As per this listing, this phone won’t come with the recently declared Qi2 standard.
Effectively, when this new standard becomes widely available, we’ll be seeing the same ideas presented in MagSafe in Android smartphones. We’ve seen third-party cases emulate some of those features, but this official support ought to prove interesting to say the least. The WPC also says that this change could open wireless charging to new form factors that “wouldn’t be chargeable using current flat surface-to-flat surface devices.”
Lastly, we only know about the Pixel 8 wireless charging capability and there are details about the Pixel 8 Pro.