The new Qi2 wireless charging standard, which was presented at this year’s CES, is now completing certification testing.
Rumors are then beginning to emerge about which will be the first mobile terminals to receive this new way of charging. Apparently, the Google Pixel 9 is a strong candidate for this list of pioneers.
Google senior engineer joins WPC consortium
The new Qi2 wireless charging is already in the final phase of certification testing and should soon hit the market. There is now speculation about the terminals that will be compatible with the new charging standard.
The addition of Google’s senior engineer, Liyu Yang, to the WPC consortium, responsible for this new support, points to the search giant being one of the first to integrate the new charging standard into its mobile equipment.
The rumors go further and say that the Pixel 9 smartphone may already arrive on the market equipped with the new standard announced at the beginning of this year.
This rumor gains even more strength if we take into account that Liyu Yang is currently responsible for the Pixel series’ wireless charging systems. Information that was made available by the WPC consortium itself, on its blog, in a welcome note to its new member.
Features of the Qi2 charging standard
The Qi2 wireless charging standard is similar to Apple’s MagSafe, but unlike it, it aims to be compatible with iOS and Android devices. Uses a magnetic system to connect to devices, but includes the new Magnetic Power Profile feature.
It is exactly this feature that ensures that the equipment is positioned correctly so that it can be loaded with total efficiency and greater speed.
This standard also has optimized safety features to prevent damage and not harm the battery life of the equipment. The Qi2 supports 15-watt charging.
Accessory brands such as Anker and Belkin are already identified as being the first to make their products available on the market with the new integrated charging standard.