The starting bid was $450 but the listing has since been taken down (Picture: Google)

Google may have had another major leak of its next phone, giving us a peek at the Pixel 7 months ahead of its scheduled release later this year.

An alleged prototype of Google’s upcoming flagship was posted on eBay as spotted by Android guru Mishaal Rahman spotted on the Pixel subreddit.

This is the second major Google device leak within just a few weeks after after a Pixel Watch prototype was ‘left’ at a restaurant.

Google had just formally confirmed the incoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during its 2022 I/O developer conference this month.

The eBay listing included pictures of the phone’s front, back, and side but nothing out of the ordinary from Google’s official renders.

A photo of the phone turned on showed it has 128GB of storage, suggesting that Google will once again be offering it up as an option.

No way, lmao. Someone is already selling an alleged Pixel 7 prototype on eBay.

Via: https://t.co/iQos9DwmAp https://t.co/TJchpK4vhZ pic.twitter.com/x243fBkoLE

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) May 30, 2022

One of the photos even shows that the eBay seller might have gotten their hands on a Pixel 7 Pro whose reflection is visible in the Pixel 7’s camera bar.

The seller told tech site The Verge that they bought the Pixel 7 prototype from a wholesaler without knowing what it was. They also said they had a Pixel 7 Pro, but sold it already.

They claimed to realise it was a Pixel 7 ‘after doing research and seeing pictures that seemed like the phone they had’.

The pictures of the prototype seem consistent with what we already know from Google with the distinctive aluminium camera bar. The alleged prototype’s casing is a deep black also looks like one of the colours Google showed presented at the conference.

There were reportedly no bids for the prototype, and the starting bid was $450 but the listing has since been taken down.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Google for comment.


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