The Google Pixel 7a prototype actually ended up on eBay. Someone from Greece put it up for sale with a $1,650 starting bid. At the time of writing this article, however, the “listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available”. The phone is still listed on eBay, though, for everyone to see.
The Pixel 7a prototype found its way to eBay way ahead of launch
This seems to be the same phone whose real-life images were shared online recently. The seller did note that it has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and that the phone goes only into fastboot mode, it’s not working. He also noted that it’s in “excellent cosmetic condition”, and that the SIM tray is missing.
The Pixel 7a is hardly a secret at this point, thanks to all the leaks. It’s not exactly surprising all that happened, as it’s not the first time. We’ve seen Pixel phone prototypes listed for sale before. Google can’t seem to put the lid on all the leaks, it seems.
The Pixel 7a will launch during Google I/O 2023 in May. It will have the Pixel 7’s design, but be a bit smaller. It is said to feature a 6.1-inch display, like its predecessor. Unlike the Pixel 6a, however, this phone will offer a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Google Tensor G2 will fuel this phone, it seems
Google’s Tensor G2 processor is tipped to fuel the phone. That is the company’s flagship SoC at the moment. It fuels the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro handsets, Google’s current-gen flagship phones.
The phone is also said to include 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. A 64-megapixel main camera will allegedly be included, along with a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera.
Android 13 will, of course, come pre-installed on the device, and we also know that Bluetooth 5.3 will be supported. The device got certified by Bluetooth SIG recently. 5W wireless charging could also be included.
If you’d like to know more about the phone, check out our preview.