Google Fi today announced a new dual connect technology that will offer better LTE coverage for its users. This tech will be first supported on the recently announced Pixel 4 device and it works by connecting to two LTE networks at once. For example, if you are watching an online video, Fi will switch to a better LTE network when available without any delays.
Here’s how this tech works:
Connecting to two networks at once is possible with Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) hardware. While one network is used at a time for sending data or making phone calls, dual connect technology improves your connection by keeping both networks ready for use at a moment’s notice, and allows for more frequent network switching. To use DSDS to connect to two networks simultaneously, Fi uses a SIM card and the eSIM at the same time.
When you purchase a Pixel 4 device from Google Fi or the Google Store, this dual connect tech will become available over the next few weeks. Google will also bring this dual connect tech to more Designed for Fi devices in the future.