- Google Pixel 8 is likely to launch in October 2023.
- Ahead of the launch, the Google flagship has visited the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) certification website.
- The listing reveals the wireless charging details of the upcoming Pixel smartphone.
Google Pixel 8 series is expected to launch later this year. The company is likely to launch two premium smartphones under its flagship series in October. Unlike last year, Google did not preview the Pixel 8 series at I/O 2023. However, there have been a lot of leaks in the past, which have revealed some key details about the Pixel 8 series. Adding to the development is a new listing on the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) certification website.
The upcoming Google flagship has passed the regulatory website ahead of its official release. The listing reveals that the Pixel 8 will offer support for wireless charging. Let’s take a look at the Google Pixel 8 specifications, features and other details known so far.
The Google Pixel 8 will be one of the two flagship smartphones from the company launching later this year. It has the model number GKWS6. According to the listing, which explicitly confirms the moniker of the phone, the Pixel 8 will support 12W wireless charging. In case you are wondering, yes, the wireless charging support is the same as the Pixel 7. Moreover, the listed Qi standard, which is 1.2.4, further reveals that the Pixel 8 will not support Qi2 wireless charging standard, which was announced recently to provide support for wireless charging using magnets like Apple’s MagSafe.
There is a placeholder image, which shows the Pixel phone with thick bezels around the display and a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. We revealed the exclusive Pixel 8 design renders, which show thinner bezels than the one used in the image for the WPC listing.
The screen of the Pixel 8 will continue to remain flat and sport a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. We also revealed that the phone has a 6.2-inch OLED display, which will be marginally smaller than the current Pixel 7’s 6.3-inch panel.
The Pixel 8 is more rounded around the corners, which helps it differentiate from the Pixel 7’s sort of boxy design. The rear camera will continue to sit on top of a horizontal visor-like module. There will be a pill-shaped cutout to house a dual-camera setup. The phone also has an LED flash module and a tiny microphone cutout next to the camera sensors.
Our leaks suggest that the Pixel 8 will measure roughly about 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm. The device is also likely to feature the upcoming Tensor G3 SoC under the hood, which will likely have improved power efficiency over the predecessor SoC. We can also expect the phone to launch with the latest Android 14 update out of the box. Other details about the phone are under wraps. Like the Pixel 7 series, the upcoming Pixel 8 series is likely to launch in India as well. We will share more details about the same as and when available.