Google Pixel 6 series confirmed to support Wi-Fi 6E in FCC documents; UWB only for 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.
|Possible name||Model||FCC ID||UWB||mmWave|
|Pixel 6||G9S9B||A4RG9S9B||No||Yes (n260/n261)|
|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.