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)