- 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 profitable bid is at $2,550.
We count on Google to launch the following cellphone in its budget-minded A-series on Could 10 throughout the Google I/O 2023 keynote. Nevertheless, in the event you can’t wait till then, you could possibly spend a couple of thousand bucks on the following smartest thing.
Over on eBay (noticed by Steve Hemmerstoffer), you possibly can bid on a Google Pixel 7a prototype. The machine powers on however goes straight into fastboot mode reasonably than the Android working system. It’s also lacking its bodily SIM tray for some motive. It’s unclear how the vendor nabbed this prototype.
Exterior of its issues, the cellphone appears to be like lots just like the Google Pixel 7a prototypes we’ve already seen. The again has a particular prototype emblem rather than the same old Google “G” image, and there are additionally some strains protecting the rear panel.
At the moment, bids for the prototype sit at $2,550 however may very well 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 expertise just isn’t 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, in the event you’ve bought deep pockets and wish to personal a bit of illicit Google historical past, you possibly can bid on the Google Pixel 7a prototype utilizing its eBay itemizing.