Rumors are always rife before the release of a smartphone. This time it’s the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro that countless people are looking forward to. It could be that they arrive on the market in mid-September, that is to say a month before the date initially announced. Indeed, 9to5Google reported that the Federal Communications Commission or FCC databases already list the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. And these FCC listings usually arrive a month before the smartphones are officially launched.
As proof, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6a reached the FCC about four weeks before their unveiling. In addition, the listings do not reveal much except the network bands supported by new smartphones as well as the presence of wireless technology which allows extremely precise positioning and location tracking of devices called UWB.
More information on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
FCC databases have listed the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro under GE model numbers2AE, GQML3, GP4BC and GVU6C. Considering Google’s statement during the I/O conference in the spring, the smartphones feature some changes from their predecessors. Indeed, the Pixel 7 Pro will get UWB (Ultra Wideband), unlike the standard Pixel 7.
For information, UWB is used in the Pixel 6 Pro for Nearby Sharing. Specifically, it allows you to share content with nearby devices. The other features revealed are standards such as the presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. As for the design, these devices will be more refined than their predecessors.
Is UWB support very important?
Google reserves this technology for Pro devices but even if you decide to go with the standard version of the Pixel 7, you won’t miss much by not benefiting from UWB. Simply put, the company isn’t too keen on this technology at the moment.
Then, the fact that it keeps it exclusively for Pro models, implies that Google does not plan to develop UWB in the near future. Thus, UWB support is not really a point to consider when buying a Pixel smartphone.