A wild Google Pixel 7 prototype has appeared on eBay, but you can’t bid on it anymore

There’s never a dull moment for hardcore Google fans who eagerly await full announcements and retail releases of the search giant’s full line of new in-house hardware, as the The Pixel tablet was literally just confirmed at supports third-party styluses and now the Pixel 7 handset is in the spotlight for one of the weirdest reasons we can think of.

This means that the Pixel 7 and The 7 Pro designs have virtually no secrets months before their debut, which doesn’t make it any less surprising to see the older “vanilla” model already listed on eBay.

Wait what?!

That’s right, an alleged black-colored Pixel 7 prototype with 128GB of internal storage space and unlocked dual-SIM support for “all carriers” was briefly offered for sale anyone who wants to experience Android 13 and “pixel apps in development”.
While there’s absolutely no way of knowing how such a device could end up in such a place so early in its development process, we also have no reason to doubt the legitimacy of this wild eBay listing ( and foreseeable of short duration).
The seller has posted a number of photos very clearly showing a working handset that verifies all the official (and leaked) Pixel 7 boxes, from a flat screen reminiscent of last year Pixel 6 has an equally familiar chin, a revised rear-facing dual camera module, and a logo that bears a strong resemblance to what Google typically uses to “disguise” early prototypes of its phones.

Unfortunately for collectors of such items, the eBay auction that started at a paltry $450 ended before anyone could place a single bid, an obvious and unsurprising sign that someone will be in trouble for this … unusual leak.

But wait, there’s more

As rare as it may seem to spot an undoubtedly unfinished prototype of a high profile Produced by Google in a public place months before a commercial rollout, this… event is eerily similar to the incredibly revealing (and decidedly random) Pixel Watch leaked just over a month ago.

Of course, we highly doubt an American diner is also the point of origin for this device, especially with another unreleased device making its own wild appearance in one of the Pixel 7 photos attached to the now-deleted eBay listing.

Yes, it’s almost certainly a Pixel 7 Pro reflected in the glass back cover of the Pixel 7, which means whoever took these snapshots was at one point in possession of not one but two different Google phones which should see the light of day later this year.

This must be some kind of record, and while there’s obviously no way to know for sure, something tells us that these prototypes will re-emerge on the World Wide Web, perhaps alongside some specs and features for confirm existing rumors and fill in some key blanks.

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