Google’s annual developer convention is lower than two weeks away. The corporate is predicted to showcase new {hardware} on stage, however the leaks aren’t slowing down. The enduring vary of Pixel telephones is ready to broaden with new class additions — the Pixel Fold, a Pixel Pill, and the pocket-friendly Pixel 7a. We simply found that somebody had posted the latter on the market on-line, so leaking it in all its glory.


A month in the past, an entity listed a model new, unused Google Pixel 7a on the market on Fb Market. Though the vendor’s location is unknown, the cellphone quantity offered for discussions by way of WhatsApp is registered within the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (by way of @TechDroider). The photographs on this itemizing present the intense blue cellphone with a silver digital camera visor. One other itemizing from the identical vendor exhibits off the black variant of the cellphone, resembling the sooner hands-on leak.

Just like the leaks to this point have advised, the lacking mic gap beside the digital camera flash is the one visible facet differentiating the brand new 7a from the Pixel 7, moreover the clearly smaller dimension. Past that, the 7a appears like your common run-of-the-mill mid-year Pixel. Each have a gloss end on the physique and a matte metallic end for the digital camera visor.

Extra importantly, we’re comfortable there’s affirmation Google will launch the blue colour we noticed in Steve Hemmerstoffer’s leaks earlier this month. It seems the blue hue, which must be known as Sky, is changing the Pixel 6a’s Sage colour, whereas the Chalk (white) and Charcoal (black) colorways shall be carried ahead. Though three colours is the norm with Pixel a-series telephones, we even have cause to hope for a spicy coral colour this 12 months. These colours also needs to apply to the Pixel Buds.

Traditionally, Google has struggled to maintain a good lid on issues. Most of its latest {hardware} was revealed on-line earlier than the official unveiling. For example, the Pixel Watch was supposedly forgotten at a bar, and somebody posted a Pixel 7 Professional on the market on Fb Market, identical to this 7a. Regardless that these could also be inner prototypes, Google has locked down many of the {hardware} and software program at this stage, so it’s unlikely to alter from what we see. Fingers crossed a coral colorway continues to be on the menu.

By the way in which, should you’re planning to purchase the listed units, it is probably not the most effective thought, as a result of Google normally deactivates them as quickly as they’re noticed within the wild. In case you’re affected person, although, the Pixel 7a might form as much as turn into the most effective finances Android telephones.