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Does Qi2 mean MagSafe is coming to Android?

Anker MagGo 622 powerbank on Pixel 6 Pro with Moment (M) Force case, Anker MagGo 610 power grip on iPhone 12 Pro Max with yellow Apple MagSafe case

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Hot off the press from CES 2023, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced Qi2 — the successor to the popular Qi wireless charging standard. Not only does Qi2 (pronounced chee two) bring additional consumer clarity around device support, but it also introduces a new Magnetic Power Profile to align coils and help empower accessories.

If all that sounds familiar, it is. Apple’s Magsafe is a very similar idea. In fact, Apple is a “steering” member of the WPC and would have been a major contributor to this new specification, which is due to be finalized in mid-2023. So does this mean that Magsafe is coming to Android? Well, yes and no.

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