Not long after, someone on Reddit with the username AMC20_ from Facebook Marketplace, after it was apparently listed as a Pixel 6 Pro. The owner reportedly used the phone normally for three weeks, until it was remotely wiped (possibly by Google) and would no longer boot up.
The fun doesn’t end there. Nils Ahrensmeier pointed out on Twitter that another Pixel 6a was being sold on Facebook Marketplace, seemingly from the same person who published an unboxing of the phone on TikTok. Again, there’s no new information here compared to what Google has already confirmed, but the whole situation is pretty funny.
Well, can’t offer you a Pixel 7 Prototype, but how about a retail Pixel 6a, selling on Facebook Marketplace?
(looks like the same guy who put the Video on TikTok, btw)
— Nils Ahrensmeier (@NilsAhrDE)
Google has historically had a difficult time cracking down on leaks for its Pixel phones, and this year appears to be no different. At the very least, Google has now learned to get ahead of the leaks with early announcements, like we saw with the Pixel 6a and 7 series in May.
start on July 21, and the phone should be generally available starting on July 28. Google hasn’t confirmed a release date for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro yet.
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