Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL appear on FCC with Band 71 support on T-Mobile
It’s that time of the year again: Google is preparing to launch their next generation of Pixel devices this October. This time around, the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL will appear, though sadly the Pixel Watch has been delayed. We already know pretty much everything about the larger Pixel 3 XL and have recently seen some real-life pictures of the smaller Pixel 3, but the devices are still over a month away from their official announcement. As we approach the announcement, both phones have now stopped by the FCC, giving us a look at the connectivity information.
The Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL both bear model numbers G103A and G103C. Presumably, the former is the regular Google Pixel 3 while the latter is the bigger Google Pixel 3 XL. Both Google Pixel phones are designed entirely in-house by Google and manufactured by Foxconn, in contrast to previous years when companies like HTC and LG handled the manufacturing. The new Google Pixel phones include support for all 4 major carriers in the United States, and they even include support for the “extended-range” LTE Band 71 used by T-Mobile. This is great news for T-Mobile users as Band 71 brings greatly improves LTE coverage across the nation. Apart from the radio information, we can see that both smartphones support Bluetooth LE, NFC, 802.11/ac WiFi, and “WPC Charging Mode” which we assume refers to wireless charging support.
That’s about all that’s been uncovered from these FCC documents. We’re getting close to the Google Pixel 3 announcement, though, and an astounding amount of leaks have bared both devices almost in full, so there isn’t really a lot of exciting details we don’t already know. Love them or hate them, though, the new Google Pixel devices are coming, and we’ll be covering every detail we find on them, so stay tuned.
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