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.

Google Pixel 3 XL leaks keep on coming, this time confirming wireless charging support
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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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh
Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh

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15 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3819; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Will it charge face down? Because aesthetically that would be best in this scenario?

2. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Lol for real! after seeing how this phone looks does anyone even care anymore? I waited a whole year thinking I'm going to get a 3xl to be greeted by this monstrosity what a let down! No thanks

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

What do you mean because the knotch. Except for the people that are willing to vote on this sight most people have a different look on the notch. It’s better than the huge top and bottom bezzle on all other phones. The pixels have never been ow wow look at me they are just top tier phones but what makes them great is the software side. Updates right away and other things that make it great. If you were looking farward to it at all for some other way than you were going to be disappointed no matter what.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The notch is gay. Totally falls in line with the pixel namesake lol. Anything with a notch is a fail right out of the gate. Serves no purpose other than to show we have advanced in the ability to present otherworldly screen scenarios with no real purpose. (just because it can be done means nothing - no one asked for this, but it's being forced on us now)

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

With the ugly ass the pixel line is known for?? No thanks!!! Like an iPhone after one too many sandwiches...

3. rdgprime

Posts: 8; Member since: May 08, 2016

OMG that notch, kill it with fire!!!

8. lmao2016

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

Lmao

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Blend it first. Then bring the heat lol.

4. adecvat

Posts: 600; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

6. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

Is that u and your girl? Why are you posting your pics?

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Thinking you messed up somewhere bud. Saw some very interesting pics, a couple not so much, and a pretty girl I'd very much like to know the name of!!!! I'll take down her number if you have it handy???

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wish them to go fail, and completely drop the Pixel product lines (including the stupid $999 Pixelbook). Then bring back the Nexus family..

7. jaywill386

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

I guess its good to dream, but Nexus is never coming back. The new business model satisfies Google's needs. While Google is failing in some areas of a unified strategy I understand where they are trying to go and Nexus is just not a part of that future. It was fun for some while it lasted.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It’s the same thing

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