Google’s next phone has made a big presence today by letting us know that it has passed a series of tests that the FCC requires before it can sell the device. The timing also seems to be right, suggesting that Google wants to launch this phone in the vicinity of Google I / O.
The Pixel 6a Probably the phone that is shown today with at least four different model numbers. There are actually three different FCC lists, but they are all the same phone, only under different variants. I know you might read that “Pixel 7 is in FCC, it’s going to launch soon!” But that’s wrong. We actually looked at the list and read some key parts.
We have four model numbers for GX7AS, GB17L, G1AZG and GB62Z. The phones are basically identical, but one has 5G mmW and the others only Sub-6 5G.
Models GB62Z and GX7AS are listed in the FCC document as a “parent model” of the four. GB62Z is with 5G mmW. Other models (GX7AS, GB17L, G1AZG) should be essentially identical to the 5G bands supported here and there.
Here are some of the supported bands you found. Below is the 5G mmW model after which another variant can show you the differences
We’re still digging to find other bits of information and we’ll update this post to find out more. For now, keep in mind that we all have 5G, WiFi 6E, and NFC.
Interested in time? The Pixel 5a was unveiled at the FCC in July last year, and was announced by Google in August. If Google wants to target the Pixel 6a launch in the vicinity of Google I / O, well, that could happen a month before that.
// FCC