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Two phones – likely the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – hit the FCC

The word "Pixel" doesn't appear in the listings, but we're pretty certain these are Pixel 3 listings.
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August 31, 2018
Mock-ups of what the Google Pixel 3 notch could look like.
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TL;DR
  • Two FCC listings just got declassified on the FCC website.
  • It is highly likely these new listings are for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.
  • The only really new information here is the alleged model numbers of the Pixel 3 line.

With all the Google Pixel 3 leaks we’ve been talking about over the past few weeks, we sometimes forget that usually at this point in the release cycle, FCC listings are some of our first looks at new devices.

But nothing has been normal about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL so far.

With that in mind, we now have FCC listings for two Google-branded devices that are almost certainly the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. Notably, the FCC listings were filed directly by Google, which is a big change from the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 listings. Those FCC applications were filed by the manufacturers of the devices, specifically HTC and LG.

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Not this time. This time, it’s Google’s name at the top of the filing.

Another interesting tidbit we can glean from these FCC papers is the alleged model numbers of the Pixel 3 line. We can’t be totally certain, obviously, but it looks like the Google Pixel 3 will have the model number G013A while the Google Pixel 3 XL will probably go by G013C.

The Google Pixel 2 was G011A and the Pixel 2 XL was G011C, so it seems to line up perfectly.

Other than that, there’s not much that’s too revelatory in these filings. It looks like the band support for the Pixel 3 line is going to be similar to the Pixel 2, which means it will work on the four major carriers in the United States (even if Verizon still has an exclusive for carrier sales, which may or may not be the case).

You can see the full FCC filings for what we assume is the Pixel 3 here, and the same for the Pixel 3 XL here.

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