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Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6a tipped to get 5G support on latest Beta, expected to launch in Q1 2023



Google is one of the last smartphone manufacturers in India to enable 5G network connectivity on its devices. The company was expected to release an update to enable 5G capabilities in December, but it was delayed. Users who have set up the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update on their Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 7 devices are said to be able to connect to Jio and Airtel 5G networks. It is worth noting that this is a beta update and the company is expected to release the stable version to all users in the next few weeks.

According to one report by Telecom Talk, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7and Pixel 7 Pro owners who have installed the latest Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update on their smartphones can connect to Jio and Airtel 5G networks in India. What is remarkable is that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is also powered by the same chipset on the Pixel 6a.

Installing the latest beta update on Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro allows users to test out the 5G network. However, if the device is being used as the primary smartphone, the beta update may affect the overall functionality of the device. Along with Pixel smartphone users in India, this is also a significant development for telecom operators offering 5G services. If their customers have 5G phones, telecom companies will want them to be able to use 5G.

Google confirmed in a statement to GSMArena that its smartphone will support 5G networks in India with an upcoming update. Google has assured that the 5G-enabled OTA update will be available sometime in Q1 of 2023. The company added in the statement that it is working closely with Indian carriers to enable next-generation connectivity. while also complying with local regulations and standards.

It was the same before report that thing Google will roll out 5G support for eligible Google Pixel smartphones in India in the first quarter of 2023. “We have been actively working with Indian carriers on various requirements related to 5G offering and look forward to rolling this out to Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 6a in Q1 2023,” Google said at the time.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are powered by the Tensor G2 SoC, while the Pixel 6 series is powered by the first-generation Tensor SoC. Thanks to the most recent beta software update, users can now enjoy low-latency 5G networks with faster download and upload speeds. In India, the Google Pixel 6a, which supports 19 5G bands, is the company’s most affordable 5G smartphone. Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support 22 5G bands, and all three phones have all the 5G bands needed for good 5G coverage indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately, there are no Google Pixel smartphones in India that support the mmWave 5G band, which supports very high upload and download speeds.


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