Photos of Sony Nexus X leak [Update: They are fake]

15 October, 2012

Update: Turns out the images were an elaborate hoax by someone intent on fooling the media. You can read all about how the fake images below were created over here.

Original Post:

The LG-made Nexus phone is a given but in the end, there might be something in that rumor that multiple manufacturers will be offering Nexus phones. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 rumors fizzled out, but now there are two good looking photos of a Sony-made Nexus phone.

Judging by the title of the two photos uploaded to Picasa, it's called Sony Nexus X. While the pics might be fakes, they are at least very realistic-looking fakes.

Unlike the LG design, the front of the Sony Nexus doesn’t look like the current Galaxy Nexus, going for a traditional rectangular Xperia design. The photo of the back also suggests an arc curve, another trademark Xperia design element.

Sony Nexus X

The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio (again, unlike the LG Nexus, which goes for 16:10) and there are only on-screen buttons. There's no Sony logo on the front, just like there's no LG logo on the front of the LG Nexus phone or a Samsung logo on the current Galaxy Nexus.

On the back there's a camera of unknown resolution (the options are 8MP or 13MP) with LED flash and there are also a standard microUSB port and pogo pins visible on the side.

There's not much else we can tell from these photos (taken with a Galaxy Nexus by the way, to keep things meta), but we can look at the rumored specs for the Sony C650X 'Odin' and C660X 'Yuga' for inspiration.

Thanks to Francis for the tip!

Source | Via (in Japanese)


Reader comments

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