10-05-2011 05:42 PM
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  1. KittenMittens's Avatar
    Photoshop was used.
    Nice catch, I will say though that this still doesn't necessarily "prove" anything. I use Photoshop regularly for everyday photos I take, even just for cropping, and this photo does look cropped.

    Edit: I just remembered, the gsmarena watermark was most likely done in Photoshop as well.

    Edit 2: ahh chuccck beat me to it.
    10-04-2011 07:57 PM
  2. koolbon's Avatar
    yeah, because some of us are expecting them to keep the size of the phone more pocket friendly by reducing the size of bezel with no buttons. Having the large bezel pretty much negate the benefit of having software buttons. You only lose the screen real estate for having the buttons there without much benefit.
    10-04-2011 07:59 PM
  3. chuccck's Avatar
    Photoshop was used.
    all these sites use photoshop to stamp their watermark over their exclusive pics
    10-04-2011 08:00 PM
  4. edoublediz's Avatar
    definitely cropped. they resolution is a good clue it has been cropped. if true, that means the whole photo is out there somewhere!!
    10-04-2011 08:03 PM
  5. koolbon's Avatar
    I looked at it a little more closely and it looks like it has been manipulated.

    You don't have to magnify to see it. In fact, you see it better when you are looking at the whole thing.
    Just look at the angle/alignment of the top half and the bottom half.
    The top half looks like it is facing slight up right and the bottom portion is almost facing straight. I understand it should be straighter than the top potion, but too much so. If you drag a horizontal line from the top to bottom, the angle of text drastically change from the middle pushing the right side too high. It looks like right side is moved up to create the effect of facing slightly to the right, but it doesn't look right.

    I guess I am hoping it is a fake, but C'mon, those buttons should look better than that.

    There are other signs, but I think it's enough to give away. DPI? Don't they call it PPI?
    10-04-2011 08:35 PM
  6. BajanSurfer's Avatar
    all these sites use photoshop to stamp their watermark over their exclusive pics
    That's why I just said it was used and didn't go any further.... Didn't think about the watermark though, I was actually considering that they used it to crop.

    Good call on the watermark.
    10-04-2011 08:41 PM
  7. KittenMittens's Avatar
    I looked at it a little more closely and it looks like it has been manipulated.

    You don't have to magnify to see it. In fact, you see it better when you are looking the whole thing.
    Just look at the angle/alignment of the top half and the bottom half.
    The top half looks like it is facing slight up right and the bottom portion is almost facing straight. I understand it should be straighter than the top potion, but too much so. If you drag a horizontal line from the top to bottom, the angle of text drastically change from the middle pushing the right side too high. It looks like right side is moved up to create the effect of facing slightly to the right, but it doesn't look right.

    There are other signs, but I think it's enough to give away. DPI? Don't they call it PPI?
    Dpi is dots per inch, ppi is pixels per inch, both are commonly used and mean the same thing.

    You should also recall that the rumors say the display is curved after all so any rules about how straight text should look should be thrown out the window.
    10-04-2011 08:41 PM
  8. koolbon's Avatar
    Curved display of Nexus S only have curved outer screen, not the display itself. I doubt that they will make a curved display that distort what's being displayed.
    10-04-2011 09:22 PM
  9. KittenMittens's Avatar
    Curved display of Nexus S only have curved outer screen, not the display itself. I doubt that they will make a curved display that distort what's being displayed.
    Fair enough, but this isn't the Nexus S, the point of my post was just to remind you that anything can happen.
    10-04-2011 09:34 PM
  10. koolbon's Avatar
    Fair enough, but this isn't the Nexus S, the point of my post was just to remind you that anything can happen.
    I am saying that "anything" will not include a display that somehow distort what's being displayed.

    Of course I am not certain the image is a fake, but if I have to bet on it I would have to bet that the image has been manipulated based on what I see. And I hope it is a fake cause I am expecting better than what I see.
    10-04-2011 10:15 PM
  11. ejaymd11's Avatar
    Well there is some chatter on twitter about this and BMX seems like he's saying it's not real???
    10-04-2011 10:15 PM
  12. wyseguy77's Avatar


    This is real!
    10-05-2011 12:33 AM
  13. DessVZW's Avatar
    Oh heck yeah! It's real We have further proof.

    Look how amazingly thin it appears! Not sure what the dimensions will shake out to be... but the height and thickness ratio seems to indicate this phone is going to be pretty thin. And 4G. Which means... something no one else has managed to do so far (for Verizon's 4G LTE radios anyway).

    This phone is going to impress!
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    10-05-2011 12:41 AM
  14. KittenMittens's Avatar
    I am saying that "anything" will not include a display that somehow distort what's being displayed.

    Of course I am not certain the image is a fake, but if I have to bet on it I would have to bet that the image has been manipulated based on what I see. And I hope it is a fake cause I am expecting better than what I see.
    Okay, looking at the latest teased picture going around, I'd be surprised if the display isn't at least a little bit curved. Super AMOLED has amazing viewing angles so I don't think anything would be "distorted."
    10-05-2011 04:52 AM
  15. davidnc's Avatar
    I'm waiting to see the actual picture of the entire phone.Whats shown isn't much to tell what it's going to look like.I wana see the front,back,top ,bottom and both sides .
    ManBearPig618 likes this.
    10-05-2011 11:25 AM
  16. koolbon's Avatar
    Okay, looking at the latest teased picture going around, I'd be surprised if the display isn't at least a little bit curved. Super AMOLED has amazing viewing angles so I don't think anything would be "distorted."
    Right, nothing should be distorted in the display, so lines of text shouldn't have any funny angle because of that.
    10-05-2011 01:21 PM
  17. KittenMittens's Avatar
    Right, nothing should be distorted in the display, so lines of text shouldn't have any funny angle because of that.
    I mean, the picture was clearly taken from an angle. When are you going to be looking at the phone from the side? It's not distorted I'm saying obviously the text isn't going to line up perfectly if you get out your ruler cause the display is curved, it won't make a huge difference in real life use.
    10-05-2011 03:09 PM
  18. koolbon's Avatar
    I mean, the picture was clearly taken from an angle. When are you going to be looking at the phone from the side? It's not distorted I'm saying obviously the text isn't going to line up perfectly if you get out your ruler cause the display is curved, it won't make a huge difference in real life use.
    Well, just look at the text on the screen carefully. The difference is pretty big you don't have to get a ruler to see it. Even with a curved display angles wouldn't change that much. By the way, it's more of an opinion from my observation than facts. I could easily be wrong about it.
    10-05-2011 04:02 PM
  19. sblantipodi's Avatar
    its a certified fake.
    10-05-2011 05:42 PM
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