01 July 2022
Google has a history of seeing its product prototype getting leaked in the wild. The same has happened once again as the alleged Pixel 7 prototype got listed on eBay ahead of the release. The listing made it available for auction where anyone could bid but at the time of writing, the listing has been taken down.
The listing claimed that the Pixel 7 prototype in question was for the 128GB unlocked variant in Stormy Black color. It mentioned the model number as GUV6C. The phone is shown with a centered punch-hole and minimal bezels on the front panel. It is similar to the approach we saw with the Pixel 6 series.
The back panel shows the camera module strip along with dual rear cameras and a flash. The branding on the back is weird which is because it is a prototype unit. This is part of Google's approach for testing devices where it does not add the signature "G" logo to the back of prototype devices. It is probably to keep the identity hidden.
One can see volume rockers, a power button, and the SIM card slot on the side frames. There is a USB Type-C port at the bottom along with speaker grills. You can also see the reflection on the metallic back panel revealing that the user made use of a Pixel 7 Pro to capture these photos. The prototype was said to be running Android 13 along with in-development apps.
The leak appeared a couple of weeks after Google officially previewed the Pixel 7 series and other upcoming devices. It showed the two devices from the back in official product renders. We got a good look at the camera module design of both phones. There are no words on when these phones will launch but we should be closer to the date for sure.