Update: May 3 5.30pm
New Google X Phone pictures have appeared online, this time courtesy of Vietnamese gadget blog Tinthe.tn and showing it in all its glory.
Several Google X Phone pictures leaked online this morning, but it was shrouded in a black non-disclosure case that only allow a blurred glimpse of the device’s back panel.
Now these new pictures show the Google X Phone to be a black, slimline handset with a large screen. In fact, the screen looks to nearly touch the edges of the device due to a very slim bezel not dissimilar to the Samsung Galaxy S4.
However, looking at the rear of the phone in these pictures, the handset doesn’t seem to have the same texture, but seeing as the Google X Phone is tipped to come in over 20 colours and protective skins, it could be possible that this could mean different textures too.
Google is reportedly giving a three-hour long Google I/O keynote speech at its annual conference this month, so we could learn more about the phone then.
See the bottom of this post for all the pics
Apparently legitimate pictures of the new Google X Phone handset in production by Google and Motorola have leaked online.
According to fairly reliable tipster @evleaks, the Google branded Motorola X Phone is currently codenamed Ghost, similar to the way the Google Nexus 4 was Mako and the Google Nexus 7 was Grouper.
From the leaked pictures you can’t actually see much of the handset’s body as the Google X Phone is hidden by a black non-disclosure case, but @evleaks’ sources confirm that the images are legitimate.
However, the blurred image of the rear of the Google X Phone (shown below) is said to be the official rear panel used for the device. Apparently made from polycarbonate, the rear isn’t Motorola’s usual Kevlar choice, as with the Motorola Razr HD, or even the glass used for the Google Nexus 4.
The label on the back of the phone is practically illegible, but lists the device’s model number as “XFON ATT”. The sources confirm that the Google X Phone will be released on American network providers AT&T and Verizon as well as all major carriers worldwide.
Tipped to launch without the Motorola branding seen on this prototype, the Google X Phone may reach store shelves sooner than expected. According to the sources, a Google X Phone release date is supposedly scheduled for early July, rather than the previously rumoured August or later launch.
Although the sources were unable to confirm an accurate screen size, they said it looks to be a 4.7-inch display that will eventually have Full 1080p HD resolutions, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.
In March, Google X Phone specs leaked online offering similar screen specifications, but also tipping the handset to run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on a quad-core Tegra 4i processor.
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With a 16-megpixel camera in the rear and 5-megapixels up front, the Google X Phone could also be just 7.9mm thick.