We had previously heard rumors of multiple Nexus devices arriving in time for the holidays. And, after having seen alleged Nexus-branded smartphones from LG and Sony, our hopes had grown tremendously. The only thing though, is that the Sony Nexus X we saw last week has turned out to be a fake, effectively dismissing any faith we may have had.
Apparently, the actual process of creating the fraudulent images wasn’t as simple as photoshopping a couple of photos. Instead, the Nexus X was conceived using incredibly powerful 3D modeling tools which allowed the individual behind the hoax to stitch together pieces of previous Sony and Nexus handset designs to create the ultimate smartphone.
The base of the phony phone (see what I did there) was fabricated using the industrial design of both the Galaxy Nexus and Xperia T. The two were combined using a 3D construction model and the end result was then placed onto a virtual background. The reflection of a Galaxy Nexus was then added to portray a self-taken image.
The reasoning behind the man-made creation is said to have stemmed from the idea of generating consumer interest about a potential Nexus phone made by Sony. The person behind the hoax says the entire process took around seven hours to complete. Hit the source link below for a detailed infographic, outlining the various steps in the image-altering adventure.