Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is now officially certified for Verizon’s C-band 5G

According to Verizon, Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will receive formal certification for the carrier’s C-Band 5G this week with a fresh update.

Verizon spokesman George Koroneos confirmed today that Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been approved for C-Band 5G on Verizon Wireless. Both phones have supported the new 5G signal on a hardware level since launch, but have yet to be certified on a software/carrier level. According to reports, a software upgrade slated to “begin rolling out later today” will enable C-Band support.

In a forum post, Google confirmed that C-Band support is on its way. The corporation also said that no additional Pixels will receive this support.

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C-band 5G and its usage on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

C-Band is a sort of middle-ground for Verizon’s 5G, with the technology being significantly faster than the widely available Sub6 network known as “Nationwide 5G,” but still a bit slower than the incredibly fast but still scarcely available mmWave 5G, which is available in parts of some major cities and sporting venues.

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The Pixel 6 Pro supports both Sub6 and mmWave networks on both unlocked and carrier variants, however, the normal Pixel 6 does not support mmWave on unlocked devices, although C-Band is supported on all models.

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are presently the only Pixel smartphones that operate with C-Band on Verizon, whereas Samsung supports its Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Fold 3 and Flip 3 models.

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