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Qi2, announced by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), removes the need for precise alignment in wireless charging.
The iPhone 15 is the first smartphone supporting Qi2, based on MagSafe technology.
Over 100 devices, including wireless chargers, are undergoing Qi2 certification.
Liyu Yang, a senior Google hardware engineer, is working on the next-gen wireless charging for future Pixel devices.
Pixel 8 series lacks Qi2 support, but Google's focus is on implementing it in upcoming models.
The mid-range Pixel 8a's Qi2 support remains uncertain, being derived from the Pixel 8.
Upcoming Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S24 and OnePlus 12 are expected to support Qi2.
Qi2 offers a Magnetic Power Profile, enabling better device alignment and faster wireless charging.
Users of Pixel 7 or Pixel 8 can experience a Qi2-like charging by using MagSafe adapters or compatible cases.
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