Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro recently appeared on Canada’s Radio Equipment List (REL).
REL is an online database of radio equipment and devices certified for use in Canada; Smartphones tend to appear on the REL prior to launch in Canada.
We know the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro would be coming here for a while, but it’s nice to see the actual confirmation courtesy of the government.
Unfortunately, the REL doesn’t offer much more than that. Confirm the names of the phones and their model number (GB7N6 for Pixel 6 and GLU0G for 6 Pro). The list also notes that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are phones, but we already knew that. Finally, the REL lists both devices as approved on September 20.
However, the REL date has nothing to do with the release date of a device in Canada. For example, Google’s Pixel 4a received approval on May 7, 2020. However, Google didn’t announce the phone until August and it didn’t go on sale in Canada until September 10. Although Google says the devices are scheduled to launch this fall.
If you want to see the list for yourself, go to REL website. Due to how the website is set up we are unable to offer a direct link to the listing, but if you search for ‘Pixel 6’ in the ‘Product Marketing Name’ section, the REL should show both results.