[Update]: We’ve been duped! Well, not really, because we did initially question whether or not it could be believed. But whoever did it did a damn fine job. Let’s hope Sony Ericsson takes some cues from this concept render and adapt it to what we believe to be the first Android-powered Cyber Shot phone. [PocketNow]
Was that leaked photo of a supposed Cyber-Shot phone just a bit too blurry for your taste? Try these crisp, clean and clear press shots on for size. We have no idea where these came from considering Sony Ericsson has yet to officially out the thing, but it definitely is not the first time press shots have preceded an actual announcement.
The device has a distinct curviness to it and has that all-important 16 megapixel Exmor sensor – that thing totally rocks on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and is by far the best phone-sized sensor on the market today. Judging from the back shot, it looks like you might be able to expose the camera by pulling down a switch, but that’s just my own assumption.
Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, though – we absolutely must question whether or not these shots are real. They look professionally done and look about as close to official press images as they can get, but the original shot of the device showed hardware buttons on the left and right sides of the Home button, as well. Here, it appears they’re only capacitive buttons.
That’s the only thing we can question, though, as the buttons, logo and shape of the device were the only things we could pick apart from the original image. This render is definitely shaped just like the leaked image we saw before, but that isn’t enough. If it’s to be believed, we can also expect a front-facing camera. [via EuroDroid]