It seems that Google has solved this problem with their new Pixel 5 smartphone. The question is how?
For many years smartphone makers have either stuck with good old polycarbonate backs or switched to a more fragile glass back design to add the premiumness and incorporate the wireless charging technology in their premium smartphones. Metal has a tendency to block the wireless charging signa, hence glass backsl. However, it seems that
has solved this problem with their new Pixel 5 smartphone. The question is how?
Google announced its Pixel 5 smartphone officially alongside the Pixel 4A 5G, Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio at Google Launch Night In event. The Pixel 5 brings a major improvement over the existing Pixel 4a smartphone with bigger display, camera improvements and more.
The most noticeable part here is the aluminum back and
wireless charging support
. Metals block wireless charging single and don’t let it penetrate through the wall. But, how does a smartphone with metal back support wireless charging?
Android Authority has reported that Google is using an additional layer of material on the top of the Pixel 5’s aluminium back called ‘Bio-resin’ or at least that’s what Google is calling this material. According to the report, the Bio-resin is an ultra slim plastic material and Google has cut a hole on the aluminium structure to fit the wireless charging coil. Google has further confirmed that this material is super sturdy even in its thin form factor.