New Google Pixel smartphone glimpsed in three FCC listings
Several entries on the Federal Communications Commission's database in the US indicate that Google is preparing to release another new Pixel device. The FCC refers to GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ as 'Phone', which rules out the Pixel Tablet as a possibility. Currently, that leaves the Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold as possibilities, with Google not expected to reveal the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro until the autumn.
In comparison, Google is thought to be targeting spring 2023 releases for the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold, with its I/O 2023 keynote a likely candidate for the pair's showcase. Typically, Google certifies new smartphones with the FCC roughly a month before their release, as was the case with the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. As such, it would appear that Google is looking towards March or April for GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ, which would be a month earlier than last year's I/O conference.
As always, the FCC is unspecific for now about what device or devices to which GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ correspond. However, the regulatory body has disclosed that the trio have 'identical internal printed circuit board layouts', with mmWave 5G support for GHL1X. Thus, GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ are all variants of the same model, rather than distinct models themselves. 9to5Google notes that the serial numbers of two models tested, '28291FQHN' and '28251FQHN' are a close match for a leaked Pixel 7a, to which Google assigned '2A281FQHN'. Unfortunately, there are no other clues to go on so far as to whether GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ are the Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold.
FCC (1) (2) (3) via 9to5Google