When I saw a tweet that said, “is this the Nexus tablet,” like many of you, hoped it was true. PhoneArena posted some pictures from a source, showing what they say is the upcoming 7-inch Nexus tablet from Google and ASUS. At first glance, it looks like a Galaxy Note by Samsung, the back however, looks like an HTC Titan. We’ve seen plenty of fakes, so we decided to take closer look at this device and found some inaccuracies that lead us to believe this device is sadly a fake.
First: On the front, on the bottom left corner, the shine which is on the table, also carries over to the front of the device, with an odd flat line top. See the left red circle.
Second: When zoomed in on the bottom right of the device’s front, you’ll notice that the device’s shadow has been cut out and placed on a darker surface. It’s slight, but it’s there. (If you have photoshop, pull the original image and zoom in, you’ll see it.)
Third: The Google logo on the back of the device has a funny blur in the middle, it’s to pixelated to have been printed on the device, it has been copied and pasted on the back and then scaled down, which causes this effect.
Lastly, unless there are two speakers on the bottom of the device like a smartphone, there is only one speaker on the device, which is the front “ear-like” speaker. Leading us to believe that this is a blown up version of a smartphone, most likely a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note.
We’ve all seen ASUS’s hardware and this has absolutely none of their own styling to it. The front is a Samsung and the back is an HTC/Kindle. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but if this device were to be real, Samsung would be filling out their legal paperwork as we speak.
If I’m wrong, great, but I honestly think this is nothing more than another fake, like all the Galaxy S III fakes we saw prior to its launch. Prove me wrong.