May 30th, 2011 publishUpdated   Sep 12th, 2021, 3:44 pm

We’ve already known a new Nexus phone was coming – that much was confirmed by Andy Rubin, the father of Android. What we didn’t know, however, was who would be making it, what it’d look like, and what kind of specs it would be rocking. The device pictured here is said to be manufactured by HTC, but TechHog’s sources say Google’s looking at both LG and HTC for the next Nexus device.

As for HTC’s version, you might have already been able to tell that this one has no capacitive buttons. It’ll come with Ice Cream Sandwich at launch, we hear, and those virtual navigation buttons do away with the need for physical ones. The screen looks to be somewhere between 4.5 and 5 inches with limited bezel.

The device is said to have “freaking amazing specs”, which we imagine will include a dual-core processor. Also confirmed is a front-facing camera and support for both HSPA+ and CDMA technology. Considering how closely Google has been working with Sprint lately, with their latest collaboration being Google Wallet, we won’t be surprised to see the Nexus 3 launched on the Now Network first.

TechHog took their original image and information down, but nothing ever dies on the interwebs. We’re not sure if we can trust the information yet, but it’s the best we have to go on for now. Enjoy it for a bit, folks, and let’s hope more details trickle out in the coming months. [TechHogThanks Chris!]

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