The Motorola-built Google X-Phone is one of the worst kept secrets in the industry, having recently been confirmed in a job posting – in addition to the usual leaks and rumours typically associated with a high-profile device.
It’s shaping up to be a bit of a beast, and that’s exactly what the latest X-Phone rumour suggests.
We’re thanking Australia’s Smarthouse (g’day), which relays words from the mouth of Hugh Bradlow, Chief Technology Officer for Telstra.
Hugh reportedly told senior colleagues that the X-Phone will be a "real breakthrough, a game changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple."
A recent X-Phone rumour proposed an impressive spec sheet including a 4.8in display (5in has also been suggested), a Kevlar body, 3,300mAh battery (oh baby), and monstrous 128GB internal storage.
A “reliable source” tells Smarthouse: "Google has been working on this device for a long time. It has software features and capabilities that are not available on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Apple iPhone.
“The software is really powerful and it pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.”
So, eh, Key Lime Pie?
The X-Phone is widely expected to launch at Google I/O in May, and will hopefully - fingers crossed - go on sale shortly thereafter.