So according to an FCC filing the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will support Wi-Fi 6E but not the newer Wi-Fi 7.

For a comparison, you can get a max speed of 9.6 Gb/s with Wi-Fi 6E, while Wi-Fi 7 can reach a speed of 46 Gb/s.

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    11 months ago

    I mean, if speed is the only reason to upgrade what would be the point? A phone can never make use of 6E speeds it’s entirely pointless to have even faster.

    Are there some other benefits it’s missing out on?

    Honestly though by the time wifi 7 is out in the world enough to be utilised the majority of Pixel 8 phones will be on the scrapheap.

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        11 months ago

        But that would require 1. The console to support >10 Gbps transfers, 2. Your internet infrastructure to support >10 Gbps in every step of the chain, and 3. The streaming actually using >10 Gbps.

        Either one of these conditions is very unlikely to be fulfilled, let alone all of them.

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          11 months ago

          Seriously this. The next gen routers are pretty expensive.

          I can see in the next 3-4 years where it’s more affordable. For most of the population, they absolutely not ready for this.

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        11 months ago

        I mean 10gb/s is already like 20x more than you would need for that and probably more.

        Having near 50gb/s is like, the bandwidth of an entire university campus going into your phone or something. Like just so overkill. You could stream 4K netflix over 3000 times over literally. Like, what could the use for that ever be? You couldn’t even write or store that much data on your phone lol.

        It’s like saying you are disappointed because your new car is speed restricted to 50000 mph. Like…cool? It ain’t gonna reach that so we’re fine.

        Which is why I asked if it had other benefits like better range or something, presumably that would be the benefit to be hyped over if any.

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          11 months ago

          It’s overkill, but 50Gbps is not enough for a Public University these days. A single core switch in NYC can see an average of 2.6Tbps of traffic. You’ll probably need at least 200-400Gbps for an entire university.

          But yeah, still overkill for a phone.

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        11 months ago

        Name a console that has WiFi 7 compatibility. It’s none.

        PS5 has WiFi 6, not even 6E. Xbox Series X has WiFi 5.

        Both have only been around for 2 years and have another 5-6 left before a new gen is released.

        The phone having WiFi 7 is irrelevant if nothing else you have has it.

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        11 months ago

        Wi-Fi 4 (~150mbps max) would probably handle a 4K local stream over remote play just fine if all that mattered was bandwidth, I think…

        Latency/ping is gonna be the real killer, right? Hopefully they’ve made some big improvements along with raw bandwidth