Although we’re at least one month from knowing the Pixel 3 and 3 XL in all their glory, the smartphones don’t stop to show up before the time. Today, the pair of Google handsets paid a visit to the US regulatory agency – FCC – with most documents filed in June, while the smaller part is from June.
The two devices have been submitted to FCC by Google itself – unlike previous years when these tasks were left with the respective companies behind the manufacturers behind Pixel smartphones – HTC and LG. The Pixel 3 series will be the first smartphones totally manufactured by Google after the giant of searches bought the HTC team behind the Pixel line.
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While on this topic, Foxcoon, the manufacturer behind iPhones, will also be Google’s manufacturing parter for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Going back to the FCC documents, the Pixel 3 appeared with the A4RG013A model number, while the Pixel 3 XL carries the A4RG013C. Both handsets are expected to come on October 9, after the release, they should be sold as Verizon exclusives. However, according to the FCC, both handsets carry all the necessary network frequencies to work in other carriers, so the Verizon deal should have a limited time-frame.