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Google Pixel 6 series confirmed to support Wi-Fi 6E in FCC documents; UWB only for the Pixel 6 Pro

the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. (Image source: @davidurbanke)
the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. (Image source: @davidurbanke)
The FCC has published its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro listings, which spans six devices. All models support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, a jump from the Wi-Fi 5 coverage that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a offer. A UWB chip will not be available across all models though, and could be confined to just the Pixel 6 Pro.

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The FCC has published four listings for new Google Pixel smartphones, just a few days after its Taiwanese equivalent did the same. Undoubtedly, the publications mark another step for Google as it brings the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to market, which it maintains will happen this autumn.

Based on the documents published so far, it seems likely that only the Pixel 6 Pro has an ultra-wideband (UWB) chip, as we have discussed previously. We have summarised the six models in the table below. Please note that all models support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, an extended 6 GHz band. Incidentally, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a support Wi-Fi 5, with Google skipping Wi-Fi 6 and jumping straight to the latest Wi-Fi standard, instead.

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Possible name Model FCC ID UWB mmWave
Pixel 6 GR1YH A4RGB7N6 No No
Pixel 6 G9S9B A4RG9S9B No Yes (n260/n261)
Pixel 6 GB7N6 A4RGB7N6 No No
Pixel 6 Pro GF5KQ A4RG8V0U Yes Yes (n258/n260/n261)
Pixel 6 Pro GLU0G A4RGLU0G Yes No
Pixel 6 Pro G8VOU A4RG8V0U Yes Yes (n258/n260/n261)

Additionally, all models support sub-6 GHz 5G, for reference. In short, we expect that some of these models are carrier-specific versions of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The GLU0G could be the latter's global variant, in our opinion, as 5G mmWave coverage outside of the US remains low.

Unfortunately, none of these FCC documents mention GPQ72, the rumoured model number for the Pixel Fold, codenamed Passport. Google is expected to launch its first foldable smartphone before the end of the year too, possibly alongside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09-21 (Update: 2021-09-21)