Google Pixel 3 to get LTE Band 48 support via a software update soon
Date: 10 January 19
As per the FCC documents, the update will be rolled out to the G013A, which is an international model of the Pixel 3. This variant is sold in Verizon and around the world, excluding Japan.
LTE Band 48 is also identified as the CBRS (Citizens Band Radio Spectrum) spectrum and it includes 150MHz of 3.5GHz shared spectrum. The US government has reportedly leveraged this for radar systems. They were the first one to use CBRS band 48 spectra in an LTE Advanced carrier aggregation demonstration, which made headlines.
Federated Wireless has said “they are providing its Spectrum Access System to dynamically prioritize traffic within the FCC’s spectrum-sharing framework,” as per reports.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is powered by 2.5GHz octa-core (4×2.5GHz + 4×1.6GHz) processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Google Pixel 3 XL packs a 12.2-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) primary camera on the rear. On the front, it packs an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a 8-megapixel (f/1.8) secondary camera.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is powered by a 3430mAh non removable battery. It measures 158.00 x 76.70 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 184.00 grams.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, USB Type-C, 3G and 4G.