- There’s a Google Pixel 7a prototype on the market on eBay.
- The cellphone solely boots into fastboot mode and is lacking its SIM tray.
- As of publishing, the successful bid is at $2,550.
We anticipate Google to launch the subsequent cellphone in its budget-minded A-series on Might 10 through the Google I/O 2023 keynote. Nevertheless, when you can’t wait till then, you possibly can spend a number of thousand bucks on the subsequent smartest thing.
Over on eBay (noticed by Steve Hemmerstoffer), you’ll be able to bid on a Google Pixel 7a prototype. The gadget powers on however goes straight into fastboot mode fairly than the Android working system. It is usually lacking its bodily SIM tray for some cause. It’s unclear how the vendor nabbed this prototype.
Outdoors of its issues, the cellphone seems to be so much just like the Google Pixel 7a prototypes we’ve already seen. The again has a particular prototype emblem rather than the standard Google “G” image, and there are additionally some strains masking the rear panel.
At the moment, bids for the prototype sit at $2,550 however could possibly be extra by the point we publish this text. It’s additionally doable eBay might take away this public sale by request from Google, though promoting prototypes of know-how will not be explicitly in opposition to eBay’s phrases of service settlement. Google might argue that it’s stolen property, although, which might lead to its elimination.
Regardless, when you’ve bought deep pockets and need to personal a chunk of illicit Google historical past, you’ll be able to bid on the Google Pixel 7a prototype utilizing its eBay listing.