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Google’s X Phone revealed in new photos

Updated 4 years ago
Published May 3rd, 2013 10:15AM EDT
X Phone Photos Specs

Google is done with boring old cell phones — the future is all about “phones-plus.” The company’s $12.4 billion Motorola acquisition has yet to bear much fruit, but all that may begin to change as Google starts to phase out Motorola’s solo efforts and launch devices that it had a hand in developing. The first such handset is the highly anticipated “X Phone,” which was pictured in a protective case on Thursday evening. As it turns out, however, a set of leaked photos published previously may in fact have already revealed the X Phone, which could be set to debut later this month.

The photos published on Thursday showed Motorola’s upcoming X Phone wrapped in a protective case intended to keep the handset’s design a secret, but gadget blog Tinthe.tn apparently managed to get its hands on photos back in March that are now believed to have shown the X Phone without any type of cover.

As seen in the photos above, the X Phone is shaping up to be a very sleek handset with a large display that nearly reaches the edges of the device.

A subsequent report from 9to5Google claims to reveal specs of the phone, which include an HD display measuring about 4.7 inches diagonally, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a nearly stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone will reportedly ship with protective skins available in as many as 25 different colors.

Reports regarding when the X Phone might be unveiled continue to conflict, but its debut may come later this month at Google’s three-hour Google I/O keynote.

Updated to clarify that Tinhte.tn’s photos of the X Phone were first published in March.

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