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Google Pixel 7 Pro Alleged Prototype Spotted Months Ahead of Official Debut; Design, RAM and Storage Tipped

The company’s upcoming Google Pixel 7 Pro has been spotted days after the Pixel 7 appeared on eBay.

Google Pixel 7 Pro Alleged Prototype Spotted Months Ahead of Official Debut; Design, RAM and Storage Tipped

Photo Credit: Slashleaks

The alleged Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype images show the new rear camera module

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro leaked images show the handset's rear design
  • The smartphone is shown in a 12GB + 256GB storage model
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro is expected to launch in the coming months

Google Pixel 7 Pro — the company's upcoming flagship smartphone set to launch later this year — has been spotted in live images online. The company leaked the rear design of the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones in May at its Google I/O keynote, while revealing that the handsets would be powered by next-generation Tensor chipsets. The alleged leaked images of the Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype have surfaced days after the smaller Pixel 7 appeared on eBay. Both phones were previously tipped to feature similar display specifications as Google Pixel 6 series.

The purported Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype images were spotted on Slashleaks, showing the display of the handset with the device information page and on the bootloader screen. A Reddit user claims that they bought the smartphone via Facebook Marketplace in North Texas (NTX), which was listed as the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The user said they were able to use the handset for about three weeks before it underwent an automatic factory reset.

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The alleged Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype is shown in a 12GB + 128GB storage model
Photo Credit: Slashleaks

 

In the leaked images, the rear design of the purported Google Pixel 7 Pro handset is shown, complete with the new metal rear camera module at the top that stretches to both sides of the phone. Last month, Google revealed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro's rear design, which is expected to replace the rear glass camera module with a metal design. The images also reveal that the smartphone is equipped with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of storage.

It is worth noting that the device information page lists the handset as the “Cubot Cheetah 2” — the name of an older handset from manufacturer Cubot that was launched a few years ago, powered by a MediaTek chipset and running on Android 6. According to previous reports, the Google Pixel 7 bears the codename “cheetah”, while the Pixel 7 Pro is codenamed “panther”.

Earlier this week, an alleged prototype of the Pixel 7 was spotted on eBay after a seller put the smartphone in the deep black Obsidian colour option. At the time, a glimpse of the Pixel 7 Pro was also spotted, reflected on the rear panel of the purported Pixel 7 prototype. Both the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 handsets that were spotted online have the same logo on the rear panel.

According to a previous report, the company's upcoming Pixel 7 series could sport similar displays as the current Pixel 6 series. Google is yet to reveal additional details regarding Pixel 7 Pro specifications, aside from the fact that it will run on a new Tensor chipset. The smartphone is expected to debut alongside the Pixel 7 later this year — most probably in October.


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David Delima
As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima is interested in open-source technology, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at DavidD@ndtv.com, as well as on Twitter at @DxDavey.  More
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