What you need to know
- A fresh leak has spilled the beans on the specs of the second-generation Pixel Stand.
- Google's follow-up to its first charging pad is said to be capable of charging the Pixel 6 at up to 23W.
- The wireless charging pad may retail at the same price as its predecessor.
Google is just over a week away from unveiling the Pixel 6 series alongside the supposed next iteration of its wireless charging stand. A few Pixel 6 renders that recently leaked offered a first look at the new Pixel Stand, but its full specs have now surfaced online.
The latest information is courtesy of M. Brandon Lee, who shared two images that leave almost nothing to the imagination about what the second-generation Pixel Stand has in store.
Google Pixel Stand (2nd Gen) will come in at $79, can charge at 23W, has two charge points, two colors & has a fan.
Of course, it includes a lot of those great features you get when you put a Google Pixel phone on a Pixel stand to make it like a smart display#pixel6 #teampixel pic.twitter.com/M1kJIemB2fGoogle Pixel Stand (2nd Gen) will come in at $79, can charge at 23W, has two charge points, two colors & has a fan.
Of course, it includes a lot of those great features you get when you put a Google Pixel phone on a Pixel stand to make it like a smart display#pixel6 #teampixel pic.twitter.com/M1kJIemB2f— M. Brandon Lee | THIS IS TECH TODAY (@thisistechtoday) October 10, 2021October 10, 2021
Perhaps, the biggest upgrade to the charging pad is the 23W charging speed, which corroborates previous rumors. It may not be the fastest wireless charging speed available in the market, but it marks a major improvement over the first iteration from 2018.
Like some of the best wireless chargers, the next Pixel Stand may include an active cooling fan as opposed to the older model's passive one. The obvious advantage is faster charging speeds. The leak also reveals two charging coils, one for the phone and the other for a compatible Qi-certified wearable with 15W. It can also charge the Pixel Buds with up to 3W of power.
The body of the stand is being redesigned, and it appears to be bulkier than the first iteration due to the presence of dual coils. It's made of TPU and polycarbonate, with approximately 39 percent recycled material, according to the leak.
It will reportedly be available in two colorways: Rock Candy and Fog. In terms of functionality, the second-generation Pixel Stand retains the smart display experience of its predecessor, including support for Google Assistant visual spotlight, Photo Frame, Sunrise Alarm, bedtime experience, and more.
While those features are already present on the first-generation model, the upcoming accessory is said to support Google Meet calls. The best part is that Google will almost certainly keep its price at $79.
Google Pixel 6
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are shaping up to be absolutely incredible devices, and they're likely to launch alongside an upgraded Pixel Stand with faster wireless charging speed.
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