Google Pixel 3 leaked video seemingly confirms wireless charging (finally!)

Lack of wireless charging has been a major gripe about Google’s Pixel line since it launched, and we’ve all been very eager to see if that would change with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If Apple can cram wireless charging and waterproofing into their devices, why can’t Google do it, too?

Well, no word on the waterproof part, but according to a leaked video of an early Google Pixel 3 model, yes, it does look like wireless charging will finally be a thing. The video shows the device being placed on a Qi charging pad and the phone instigating wireless charging animation, while also demonstrating that massive notch on the top of the screen.

Obviously, this could still be fake; it could be a Chinese clone with custom software to simply play a charging animation like that. The internet is tricky like that. However, it does look pretty realistic and someone would have to go through a lot of effort to fake this, so I think it’s safe to say Google’s finally going to catch up on these features this year.

source: Максим Хорошев (Twitter)

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.