A render of the upcoming Google X Phone which had been supposedly leaked is now making its rounds in the web.
The image was first published by the GSM Arena website, which says that a tipster sent in the render.
The render, however, looks suspiciously fake. As Android Authority points out, the render lacks a speaker for phone calls. A closer look would also reveal that the time displayed on the clock widget (9:02) is different from that which is displayed on the status bar in the upper right corner of the handset (9:04).
It is worth noting that a picture allegedly showing a prototype of an unknown Motorola device, which some believed to be the Google X Phone, surfaced last week. That image started circulating just before the Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled.
Meanwhile, along with the alleged Google X Phone render, specifications of the Google X Phone were also said to be leaked.
The Motorola-made device, as per the same tipster, will come with a display measuring 4.7 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Inside, it is said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with some customizations from Motorola. As may be noted from the render, the icons pictured come from stock Android Jelly Bean. MicroSD card slot expansion will not be possible, as well. Furthermore, water resistance is said to be a feature of the Google X Phone, as it is purportedly IP57 certified. Gorilla Glass 3 will also protect the device, and it will draw its power from a 4000mAh battery.
Interestingly, these rumored specs are different from another leaked set of specs that came out a earlier. Such list indicates that the Google X Phone will not have Gorilla Glass 3, but be protected by sapphire glass. Its display will also not measure 4.7 inches, but be a tad larger a 4.8 inches. As for its physical design, the Google X Phone is rumored to sport rubber bumber corners and come with a carbon fiber rear plate. Underneath, the specs for the CPU and the battery are the same as those previously-mentioned: a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor powered by a 4000mAh battery unit.
The date of release of the Google X Phone likewise remains a question, with some saying that it is bound to arrive in November, before the holiday shopping season, and some indicating that it is slated for June or July.
As expected, Google has neither confirmed nor denid any of these rumors.