Google's Pixel launch event is just around the corner. On Thursday 6th October, the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones are expected to be announced. And now we have an idea of when the new Google phones will become available to buy, too.
Amazon has reportedly leaked the Pixel 7's launch date ahead of time, briefly putting the Pixel 7 product listing up as being available for $599 on 13th October, one week after the launch event.
Originally spotted by Twitter user Brandon Lee (opens in new tab), Amazon accidentally published a listing for the 128GB model of the Pixel 7 with a retail price of $599, which lines up nicely with an earlier leak that stated the new Pixel 7 and Pixel Pro would keep the same prices as the Pixel 6 series, coming in at $599 and $899 respectively. That's welcome news considering prices in the consumer electronics market have generally risen of late.
Naturally, the listing was quickly taken down, but that didn't stop the internet from seeing it, and for some time after the listing was removed you could still see the Pixel 7 populate Amazon search results, though that is now no longer the case.
The Pixel 7 listing showed a 13th October release date, which is consistent with Google's traditional release schedule, usually opting to launch new Pixel products just a week or two after the launch event.
Another detail possibly spoiled by the listing is that the Pixel 7 will be "powered by the next-gen Google Tensor processor, with the best photo and video quality yet on Pixel". That suggests not just more powerful hardware but upgrades to the Pixel camera are incoming.
We'll have to wait until Google's 6th October Pixel event to learn more and get official confirmation of what's coming with Pixel 7, but by all accounts, it looks like Amazon has let the cat out of the bag a little early on this one. Competitive price, improved hardware and available in just over a fortnight – the Pixel 7 looks very promising indeed.
Check out our Google Pixel 7 rumour round-up
And our Google Pixel 5 vs Pixel 6 comparison
As well as our list of the best smartphones