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Google Pixel 7 Series Spotted on FCC Database; Two Models May Feature mmWave 5G Support: Report

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro could be launched in the US on October 6.

Google Pixel 7 Series Spotted on FCC Database; Two Models May Feature mmWave 5G Support: Report

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The Google Pixel 7 is said to be powered by 2nd generation Tensor SoC

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 7 may sport a selfie camera with 4K recording capability
  • This series could support Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, NFC, wireless charging
  • The Pixel 7 Pro could come with ultra-wideband connectivity

Google Pixel 7 series — comprised of the Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro — has been spotted on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) database, according to a report. The company is believed to be gearing up to launch the Pixel 7 series in the US on October 6. Ahead of the launch, two of the handsets that were spotted on the FCC database are listed to feature mmWave 5G connectivity, meanwhile, the other two are said to support sub-6GHz 5G. Considering that mmWave connectivity is not popular around the world, two of the listed handsets might be US-specific models.

According to a report by GSMArena, four Google smartphones — GP4BC, GVU6C, GE2AE, and GQML3 — have surfaced on the FCC database. These are believed to be Pixel 7 series variants. All of these handsets are said to support Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, NFC, and wireless charging.

The GP4BC and GVU6C models are listed to support sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, whereas the GE2AE and GQML3 variants will support mmWave 5G connectivity. The latter two models are expected to be US-specific models as mmWave technology is not widely used outside of the country. The mmWave technology provides access to frequency bands above 24GHz.

Notably, GP4BC and GE2AE models are listed to feature ultra-wideband (UWB) connectivity as well. To recall, the Pixel 6 Pro also included UWB whereas this technology was absent in the regular variant. Therefore, these two models could be Pixel 7 Pro variants.

Google will reportedly launch the Pixel 7 series in the US on October 6. Pre-orders are expected to be opened on the same day and the smartphones could be available to purchase starting from October 13. Past reports suggest that this lineup could debut with the 2nd Gen Tensor SoC made by Samsung. The handsets could also get a selfie camera with 4K video support.


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Siddhant Chandra
Siddhant Chandra is a Consultant Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. This is his first foray into the tech space, having made the switch from travel. He holds a keen interest in keeping up with the latest hardware and software developments in the gaming industry. After work, you can mostly find him playing CS:GO with his buds, where he has clocked over 3K hours. You can reach him at siddhantc@ndtv.com. More
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