Google X phone image and specs look dubious

 

By Posted 26 Mar 2013, 15:34

The Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 may be on the horizon, but a lot of consumers are prepared to overlook Samsung’s flagship handsets in favor of the mystery smartphone that Google and Motorola are thought to be working on. There has been plenty of rumors surrounding the elusive Google X phone, but now we have an alleged first image to show you, along with a list of purported specs to share as well.

Earlier this week, we told you about the latest rumors on the Google X phone, which involved some updated specs such as a 4.8-inch Full HD display with Sapphire Glass materials, a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and luxury features such as waterproof technology added on top.

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Now we have another set of specs to share with you, which contradicts the information above. A tipster who contacted GSM Arena has instead told the site that the Google X device will sport a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 resolution, which isn’t full HD quality. Other discrepancies include no external memory for the Google X phone as well, just onboard storage only which could be a worrying sign for consumers if it turns out to be true.

Moving away from the specs, the image you see above is alleged to be a real look at a Google X render, coming from the same tipster. The design looks interesting to say the least and is already being called a fake from bemused consumers on the likes of Twitter.

There are two main issues with the image though which you’ll probably spot instantly and may be a good indication that this is just another Photoshop out to dupe people. The first is that the time doesn’t sync with each other on the homescreen widget and the smaller clock in the top section of icons.

The second observation is that there is no speaker piece, so how are consumers going to make calls? Unless Google and Motorola have thought of some magical way to eliminate the need for one. With those factors in mind, it’s probably a good idea to treat this as a faked image, rather than a genuine look at the Google X unfortunately.

With Google I/O coming up in May, are you seriously considering skipping the Galaxy S4 in April to see what Google has in store for us?

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