Details on the upcoming Google Pixel 3 family of smartphones have been leaking left and right in recent months, and yesterday we gave you a run-down on what we know so far about Google’s incoming Android 9 Pie flagships. Today, however, we’re getting [alleged] confirmation that Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will finally add support for wireless charging.
Google previously supported wireless charging with its first-party Nexus smartphones, but decided to ditch the feature starting with the original Pixel. However, a short video that was posted by Twitter user @khoroshev shows the Pixel 3 XL being placed atop a standard wireless charger. After a brief moment, a charging animation appears and the center of the screen and the device begins juicing up.
— Максим Хорошев (@khoroshev) August 22, 2018
This video seemingly backs up leaked information that we came across in late July that suggested Google will launch a “Pixel Stand” wireless charging accessory with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
At this point, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are a lock for including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with 4GB of RAM. It’s possible that the relatively “low” amount of RAM will be relegated to entry-level models, with 128GB or 256GB SKUs gaining access to 6GB or more of LPDDR4X RAM.
The smaller of the two phones is expected to have a 5.3-inch display, while the Pixel 3 XL will sport a 6.2-inch display. These smartphones will come out of the box with Android 9 Pie and should be among the first to get the latest security updates and OS update courtesy of its first-class status as a Google offspring.