Google X Phone render leaks, looks totally fake

by: Chris SmithMarch 25, 2013


After seeing a Google X Phone rumor earlier today, we’re now back with a first render of the handset, which was leaked alongside certain hardware details.

GSM Arena has received the image above from a tipster, and from the get-go we’ll tell you that it looks totally fake. Unless someone wanted us to question the lack of a speaker needed for actual calls or the fact that the time is off by a couple of minutes (check out the first circle and then the status bar,) this looks like a bad photoshopped image so far.

Considering that the picture doesn’t inspire any trust, should we believe the associated hardware details? Unfortunately we can’t answer that question yet, as we have nothing official from Google.

The tipster says that the handset will sport a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 4000mAh battery, no microSD support and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean “with very few customizations job [sic] by Motorola.” The handset is also said to come with IP57 certification (water resistant up to a meter for up to 30 minutes) and Gorilla Glass 3 display.

Comparatively, the earlier X Phone rumor said that the handset will come with a 4.8-inch display of unspecified resolution, sapphire protection instead of Gorilla Glass, a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and 4000mAh battery. The other rumor also said the phone will come with a carbon fiber black plate and rubber bumper corners.

There are similarities and differences between these two rumors, although that doesn’t really mean a thing since we’re used to see lots of rumors hit the web before a new product launches, with some of them contradicting the others.

Now that we’ve seen the first X Phone render, which can easily be proven fake, we’ll get back to waiting for actual images of the device to leak. We’ll also remind you that an earlier rumor claimed that an early X Phone prototype has already been leaked and previewed, that unnamed Motorola handset found in Vietnam just before the Galaxy S4 announcement.

What do you expect from the X Phone?

  • Toss3

    Just hope Google will start taking their Motorola and Nexi phones seriously. The Nexus has great software, but the hardware is pretty crappy, and with motorola it is the other way around.

  • Wow, Google X-peria?

    This is a Sony Xperia design, man!

  • dogulas

    I definitely wouldn’t mind a 4000mAh battery.

    Here is what I care about in a perfect phone:

    stock android
    4.3-4.7 inches or so (the smaller the better)
    enormous, removable battery (I’ll take 4000mAh!)
    extremely shatter resistant (even if it’s not glass)
    Available on Verizon

    Meh (I don’t particularly care):
    decent screen brightness
    as long as there is some camera I don’t care how good it is really.

  • MasterMuffin

    Only thing that sounds real is the Snapdragon 800

  • wibble wobblffe

    It wasnt very long ago that there was discussion of a particular patent held by Motorola for a display which could double as a speaker. I first heard about it around the time google was purportedly looking into purchasing Motorola

  • Why would it have only 720p resolution with an s800 soc.. lol