Facebook User Buying Used Pixel 6 Pro Receives Unreleased Pixel 7 Pro Instead

Google’s yet-to-be-announced Pixel 7 Pro has once again popped up in the wild.

Pixel 7 Pro. Credit: Google

A Twitter user, who goes by the handle @soulpee, claims his friend in the U.S. placed an order about two months ago for a second-hand Pixel 6 Pro but instead received what looks to be a prototype of the unreleased Pixel 7 Pro.


The Ghana-based user who later got hold of the device in question shared hands-on photos, which seem to line up with the promo images Google released and previous leaks in the past. He said he couldn't believe his eyes that an unreleased device ended up in his hands, adding that the camera is "amazing".

However, he also said that his fun was short-lived, with Google seemingly wiping the Android 13 software from the device via a remote command, rendering it unusable. But the user was able to snap a photo of the device information screen before it was wiped clean, showing that it has the codename "Cubot Cheetah 2", which confirms that it is indeed a Pixel 7 Pro.


As with most leaks or any sightings of an unreleased device in the wild, take most of the information with a grain of salt. It's worth noting that these are prototypes, and there's a chance the final product could still end up being slightly different. The Google prototype logo is visibly plastered on the back of the rear panel of the user's device, as seen in the photo.


This isn't the first time that Google's new series of handsets have been out in the wild. Last month, an eBay user put up a listing of the Pixel 7 shortly after it was first announced by the search engine giant at its I/O developer conference. The photos the user posted matched the distinctive design features of the device seen in Google's promo images.


These leaks have seemingly given the public almost all the details of the next generation of Pixel handsets. All that's left to do is for Google to confirm them. The Pixel 7 is expected to launch sometime in October this year.

 
  • A Twitter user claims his friend in the U.S. placed an order about two months ago for a second-hand Pixel 6 Pro but instead received what looks to be a prototype of the unreleased Pixel 7 Pro.

  • The Ghana-based user who later got hold of the device in question shared hands-on photos, which seem to line up with the promo images Google released.

  • This isn't the first time that Google's new series of handsets have been out in the wild. Last month, an eBay user put up a listing of the Pixel 7 shortly after it was first announced.

  • The Pixel 7 is expected to launch in October 2022.

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