Google Pixel 3 XL leaks keep on coming, this time confirming wireless charging support

Google Pixel 3 XL leaks keep on coming, this time confirming wireless charging support
Even though we probably still have roughly six weeks to go until Google’s big Pixel 3 announcement event, the search giant has been doing an awful job of keeping its next homebrewed flagship phones a secret.

Believe it or not, today’s the day yet another key Pixel 3 XL feature is revealed, thanks to the same Russian blogger who just completely blew the “notchy” handset’s cover, posting high-res hands-on photos of the device itself, as well as the contents of its no doubt legit retail box.

One thing that Google obviously doesn’t plan on shipping with the Pixel 3 XL as standard is a wireless charging accessory of any sort. But surprise, surprise, that’s not because the phone lacks Qi support.

Unlike the original Pixel generation, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and even Google’s Nexus 6P and 5X, the upcoming Pixel 3 XL does appear to feature wireless charging capabilities. A short video uploaded to Maxim Khoroshev’s Twitter account seems to confirm that beyond a shadow of a doubt, which probably means the smaller, no-notch Pixel 3 will also support the technology.

Almost certainly, that means the Pixel 3 duo will be glass-backed too, and rumors of an in-house Google Pixel Stand wireless charging dock a little while ago might start to gain traction as well.

It’s definitely worth remembering 2014’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 came with Qi wireless charging functionality. Unfortunately, the technology hasn’t made a lot of progress since, at least in terms of convenience, although Apple and Samsung appear to be taking it more seriously than ever. Google understandably doesn’t want to be left behind, clearly aiming to make the Pixel 3 XL a mainstream powerhouse jam-packed with high-end features.

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