Mysterious Google device spotted at the FCC, could be Pixelbook successor

“Google Pixelbook successor is expected to come with Intel Wireless-AC 9260 chip, which supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0”

A mysterious new Google device, which could be a next-generation Pixelbook, has been spotted at the FCC certification. Rumours regarding the Pixelbook refresh have been making the news for quite some time and Google is believed to be actively working on the project under a codename “atlas.” Quanta Computers Inc, which was the development partner of the Google Chromebooks, submitted an application for a new FCC ID. The requested FCC ID is “HFSG021A,” where HFS prefix belongs to Quanta. The remaining ‘G021A’ matches up with Google’s recent Pixel 3a (G020A) and Pixel 3 (G013A) model number format. But then again, the HFSG021A ID is miles away from the numbering of Pixelbook and Pixel Slate which had “HFSC0A” and “HFSC1A” FCC IDs, respectively.

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The FCC application requests for ‘change of identification’ for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip used

However, it’s possible it might be some other Google device being developed by Quanta or the number scheming for the Pixelbook lineup might be changing. Historically, the previous Pixelbook and Pixel Slate were submitted by Quanta instead of Google. Furthermore, the application requests for ‘change of identification’ for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip used. The said device rocks an Intel Wireless-AC 9260, which supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.

Though Quanta included images of the Pixelbook successor in the FCC application, they were filed for a short term, that was ended way back in mid-January. While all these indications suggest the Pixelbook successor is definitely on the horizon, we should know more information in the next few months.