Anyone know how the past Nexus phones did sales numbers wise? Curious to know if these phones sell like hotcakes or not.
Today would be a GREAT day for a legitimate big fat Nexus Prime leak though!
A handful of blurry photos to show hardware and OS, and a shaky 30 second video in russian or taiwanese just to to offset the Apple coverage.
My two cents regarding the realness of this photo.
I do design work for a living (I'm very experienced with photoshop and design techniques) and I'm near 99% confident this photo is real. I understand the lighting in this photo can throw people's perceptions off, but take notice of a couple things. People have been questioning the last 3-4 rows of text, and how they seem to overlap the black-ish bezel on the left. Where is says DisplayMetrics, you will notice that the black bezel on the left has become somewhat transparent because of the direct lighting overhead (just above the large glare). Since there's some degree of transparency (1-3 mm, give or take), that would account for the text at the bottom appearing to overlap or bleed into the bezel. Why Samsung/Google chose this, I don't know? Maybe it's awesome in person, we'll just have to see.
My main point is, I've examined this photo very closely, and there's none of the usual photoshop tell tales (hard edges, unnecessary blurring, strange shadows, etc.). Believe what you want, nothing will be certain until we hear it straight from the horse's mouth next week. This should be the longest week of my nerd life, but luckily I'm getting married this weekend, so I'm pretty busy with other stuff
A lot of phones have top and bottom bezels, you can't help it. The teardowns usually show the same thing from phone to phone because you need someplace to put non-screen related parts that eat up space. Some things and can't be placed under the circuit board like the antenna, speakers, microphones etc. that make up the bottom bezel. The top bezel has to hold a camera, another speaker for your ear, and light/pocket/face sensors.
That's my reasoning, anyway.
Back on topic, if this is real, I'm glad the metal bezel is part of the design. The one thing I really haven't liked about Samsung phones is all that plastic.