Pixel Buds Pro gets Qi approval, revealing charging speed

In front of them July releasethe Google Pixel Buds Pro are now certified for Qi charging, and the listing reveals the wireless charging rate of the case.

First revealed at Google I/O last week, the Pixel Buds Pro were described in detail both on stage and in the Google Store, but some specifications remained unlisted. For example, we don’t yet know the battery capacity of the Pixel Buds Pro case, only that the buds and case combine to deliver up to 31 hours of listening time.

A minor specification of Google’s next high-end headphones has now been revealed, thanks to the headphones being approved by the Wireless Power Consortium. Specifically, we now know that the Pixel Buds Pro case will accept up to 2.5W of Qi charging, exactly matching the charging rate of 2020’s second-gen Pixel Buds.

In comparison, Apple AirPods Pro can only wirelessly charge up to 1.7W. Meanwhile, Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds can accept up to 5W charging. This puts the Pixel Buds Pro in the middle of the road for potential wireless charging time. But given that your case can be passively charged throughout the day using reverse wireless charging, like Pixel Battery Sharing, the exact wireless charging speed shouldn’t matter much. importance.

Another detail we’re picking up from the new Pixel Buds Pro listing is that the earbuds (or at least their charging case) should carry the GPX4H model number. The listing also includes an image with three angles of the Pixel Buds Pro case.

The Wireless Power Consortium is just one of many steps Pixel Buds Pro will have to go through before its July 28 release, with the organization tasked with certifying Qi wireless charging compatible devices. Headphones will also need to get approval from national regulators like the FCC in the US and other organizations like the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

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