Another alleged Google Pixel 7 prototype has surfaced, this time from a Reddit user who says he bought it on Facebook Marketplace. It appears to be a Pixel 7 Pro, which was listed as a box-less Pixel 6 Pro according to Redditor AMC20_. In fact, it’s not a Pixel 6 Pro.
Google’s phones have a long history of unusual leaks, but even by Pixel standards, this is an odd one. It’s also the second time a prototype Pixel 7 Pro has surfaced in the past week. In case you missed episode one of this saga, someone listed a Pixel 7 prototype on eBay. As an Android expert Mishaal Rahman pointed outthe pictures seem to have been taken with another prototype unit – a Pixel 7 Pro, which can be seen in the reflection on the glossy back panel of the phone. The person who bought the 7 Pro prototype on Facebook thinks his phone is the same one he took those pictures with.
Google announced the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro at its I/O keynote last month, revealing what the devices will look like and… not much else. They will most likely make their formal debut in October with Android 13. These alleged prototypes haven’t shed much more light on what to expect from the phones either – just confirmation that it uses a different modem than the Pixel 6 series and seems to be coming in a variant with 256 GB storage and 12 GB RAM.
We probably can’t learn much from it either. The buyer of the alleged prototype said the phone was working fine until a few days ago when it appeared to have been remotely wiped. That’s not surprising – if it’s the genuine article, Google would have such protection in case the phone gets lost. But given the track record of the Pixel series, it probably won’t be long before we see another leak.