This probably isn’t the Sony “Nexus X”

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While we’ve seen plenty of the supposed LG Nexus (a variant of the Optimus G), little has been found about the other supposed Nexus devices. Today, however, brought a leak of what may be Sony’s offering courtesy of XPERIA Blog, in the form of two pictures of what appears to be a prototype device called the Nexus X.

As we well know, speculation like this can be quite dangerous, but let’s put that aside and take a look at what this images reveals, if it is indeed real.

First, it clearly shows pogo pins and a microUSB port on the left side of the device, as well as the standard camera and LED flash. Google and SONY branding are both present, but the Sony smartphone branding of XPERIA is notably absent. From the front of the device, pictured below, it is clear that Android 4.0 or greater is the OS, and that the device also includes a front facing camera and software buttons.

Of course, these are all very generic conclusions, and don’t really reveal anything particularly exciting about the device. In fact, apart from the partially metallic curved styling, there is little unique about the pictured prototype. Admittedly, it does contain cues of both Google’s and Sony’s engineering, but it could easily be a disregarded prototype or an outright mockup.

In fact, both images, especially the one of the device’s back cover, appear somewhat doctored and unnatural. For example, note how the SONY branding doesn’t quite line up on the back cover, and how the left bezel increases slightly in size on the front of the device, suggesting a faked screen image. While it may be worth noting in case future information emerges, for now I wouldn’t bet much on this particular device actually being the Sony Nexus.

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[XPERIA Blog]
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Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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3 thoughts on “This probably isn’t the Sony “Nexus X”

  • Avatar of Shawn
    October 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm
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    I agree that the photo looks shopped. It almost looks like a TV remote on the bottom.

    With all these Nexus rumors flying around – I wonder if Google might be planning to release multiple, er, Nexi at the same time. A Nexus device from each major manufacturer, the best of the best, the creme de la creme – would be pretty cool, but it would make purchasing decisions vastly more difficult for all of us!

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  • Avatar of Gaffer
    October 16, 2012 at 9:16 am
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    I’ve never seen a leaked unreleased phones back housing that scuffed and scraped up.

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  • Avatar of Doug Culp
    October 16, 2012 at 9:51 am
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    Yeah, this phone looks like garbage.

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