Someone says they bought a Pixel 7 Pro prototype on Facebook Marketplace

Another purported Google Pixel 7 prototype has surfaced, this time from a Reddit user who says he bought it from Facebook Marketplace. It’s apparently a Pixel 7 Pro, which Redditor AMC20_ says was listed as an unboxed Pixel 6 Pro. It’s not, in fact, a Pixel 6 Pro. Google phones have a long history of unusual leaks, but even by Pixel standards, this one is weird. It’s also the second time a Pixel 7 Pro prototype has appeared in the past week. In case you missed episode one of this saga, someone listed a Pixel 7 prototype on eBay. As Android expert Mishaal Rahman pointed out, the photos appear to have been taken with another prototype unit: a Pixel 7 Pro, which can be seen in the reflection on the phone’s shiny back panel. The person who bought the prototype 7 Pro on Facebook believes his phone is the same one he used to take those photos.

The buyer says that this phone was advertised on Facebook Marketplace as a Pixel 6 Pro without a box. Image: Reddit user AMC20_ Google previously announced the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in its I/O keynote last month, revealing what the devices will look like and… not much else. It’s very likely that they’ll make their formal debut in October with Android 13. These alleged prototypes haven’t shed much more light on what we can expect from the phones either, just confirming that it’s using a different modem than the Pixel 6 series and that it seems to be coming. in a variant with 256 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. There’s probably not much else we can learn from him, either. The buyer of the alleged prototype said the phone had been working fine until a few days ago, when it appears to have been remotely wiped. That’s not surprising: if it’s the genuine article, Google would have protection like that in case the phone was lost. But given the history of the Pixel series, it probably won’t be long until we see another leak.

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