This week is proving to be a bit of a gold mine when it comes to us getting an idea of what the Motorola “Shamu” phone we’ve been talking about for a while – the model expected to be the next Google Nexus phone – will look like when it finally arrives. We quickly moved from a render to an actual photograph, though that pic was only of the phone’s rear. Today we add a new image to that collection, and this time one that may just reveal Shamu’s front side.
The original image, as you see on the left is super-dark, with the handset’s screen washing-out the exposure. On its own, it doesn’t give us much to go on, besides appearing to confirm ongoing development work for this Shamu model. But dial the brightness all the way up, as we did for the copy you see on the right, and new details start to emerge.
For one, there’s that Motorola logo up top, complete with the coded ring that helps the manufacturer track prototype handsets (oops!). And while we don’t get a great look at the phone’s shape, the gradual curve up top appears relatively consistent with those earlier pics – it’s hard to say whether it’s a strong match, but it’s in the right vicinity.
This is a start, at least, but we still crave a proper well-lit shot of this phone – from all angles. If we’re really getting a Nexus model this size, we’re going to need a little convincing, and more shots of the hardware – especially comparisons like that one against a G3 – could be just what we need.