Sony Nexus X leaks, could be announced with the LG Nexus 4

Sony Nexus XThere has been almost as much activity in the Nexus rumour camp as there has been regarding the fabled Apple iPad Mini, except Google Nexus fans are being spoiled with both feature lists and great-looking spy shots of their possible future handset.

Now we’ve seen the LG Nexus 4 in all its glory, it’s the turn of Sony’s effort, as the Sony Nexus X has leaked through Picasa. Unlike the curvy and very traditional design of the Nexus 4, from the front, Sony’s phone is obviously influenced by its Xperia range — which in turn has influenced its name too.

As for the specification, the phone has a large screen, but it’s not clear just how large it is, with a top-centre camera lens on the rear. As for other specs, there’s nothing to go on from the leak, but a quad-core Snapdragon processor has been rumoured, while a version of Android Jelly Bean is a given.

But, as with all rumours, expectations need to be kept in check, and as convincing as these images look, there’s still a chance they’re fake. The picture of the Nexus X’s rear looks “off” to us, with the bottom of the phone just not sitting correctly, and the light source on the Sony logo not matching up with that of the Google logo.

Only time will tell if this is a genuine look at Sony’s Nexus phone — which like LG, would be the companies first — and whether it will make its debut alongside LG’s Nexus 4 at a yet-to-be-announced Google event.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars