As compelling as the leaks here can be, they’ve always been part of elaborate hoaxes, but leaks of this nature aren’t new to the Google Pixel line of phones.
Google Pixel 7 specs leaked out before launch, and Google Pixel 6a promo images gave us a good look at the device’s upcoming hardware and software ahead of launch. The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 5 were both ruined by leaks, and the Google Pixel 4 was also spotted before it was announced.
So it wouldn’t be a surprise if this Google Pixel 7a leak turned out to be completely genuine. Of course it is. As usual, we’ll have to wait and see what Google announces for the phone. Based on the timing of his previous Pixel announcements, the announcement is expected to be made at Google I/O 2023 in May.