Archive for the ‘Asus’ Category
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Nexus concepts and they include tablets and smartphones. We gives us the new Nexus family, featuring the Nexus 8, Nexus 5 and Nexus 11, all pictured below.
We all missed Bob Freking’s work, so he’s back with a doozie: not one, not two, but three brand new
The Nexus 5 is once again made by LG and it features a 5 inch Full HD True IPS+ display, a 1.9 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. There’s also a 2 megapixel camera on board upfront and a 13 megapixel one at the back. That one has flash and this model is expected to run the latest version of Android, probably Android 4.3. There’s also an estimated price of $299 for the 16 GB version.
Then comes the Nexus 8, made by ASUS and packed in a more compact format. The device features an 8 inch 1200 x 1920 display (IPS LCD), a 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. There’s also a combo of two cameras (3 MP back, 2 MP front) and the latest version of Android included. Price tag? $199 for 8 GB.
Finally, there’s the bigshot, the Samsung Nexus 11. This one uses a 11 inch 1600 x 2560 Super PLS display, a 1.8 GHz quad core Tegra 4 CPU and 72 core Nvidia GeForce GPU. The cams combo include a 5 MP back snapper and a front 2 megapixel newcomer. This model runs the latest version of Android and the 16 GB unit starts at $399. Between all of these, the Nexus 8 sounds truly good for me. What about you?
[Thanks Bob Freking!]
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Ever wanted to spend just $99 on a Nexus tablet? Well, now you can, at least in an imaginary world, where the Nexus Play tablet concept exists. The device was imagined by Gpat and it features some interesting specs and a very appealing price tag of just $99. Pretty cool right?
Designer Gpat imagines something out of the iPad Mini book, as far as design goes. The screen seems to be an edge to edge one, with a very small side bezel. This is not your typical 7 inch tablet, but rather a 6 inch device, with an IPS panel and a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Inside there’s a Cortex A7 quad core 1 GHz Mediatek processor and upfront we’ve got a HD camera. The OS of choice is Android 5 Key Lime Pie and WiFi connectivity is also in the mix here.
The reduced bezel is meant for better single hand operation and the chassis of the slate is very light, made of polycarbonate. The slate weighs 250 grams, has a 4000 mAh battery, good enough for 10 hours of life and the device is stil built by ASUS. Fancy this device?
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Dreaming of a quad core ASUS phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board? That’s exactly what you get today, courtesy of Deviantart member rodrigoDSCT, who admires ASUS and decided to create this concept. We’re talking about a smartphone with rounded edges, that make it look a bit “fat”, so to say. It measures 8mm in thickness and weighs 120 grams.
This ASUS smartphone is supposed to come in black or white and feature a 4.5 inch 720p display with Super AMOLED tech and Gorilla Glass II. Other features include 1.5GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage and a quad core 1.5 GHz Tegra CPU. The handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has updates guaranteed for two years, according to the designer. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera, the same one from the Sony Xperia Arc and iPhone 4S, while at the front we find a 1.3 megapixel cam.
Other feats include two microphones, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a loud speaker at the back. The rest of the specs are considered similar to the Sony Xperia S and HTC One X. There’s a lot of finesse put into the design of the camera area on this device and its facade looks very much like a HTC to me. What do you think about this ASUS phone concept?
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Bob Freking takes on this task and designed the beautiful ASUS ZenPhone, that he calls “the Transformer Infinity Phone”.
The ASUS PadFone and the Transformer Pad Infinity tablet got a lot of praise lately, especially for the quality of their materials, nifty design and originality. So, why not have ASUS make a cool smartphone?
As you can see, this model borrows a lot from the ASUS PadFone, the facade and the back reminds me of the Infinity tablet, so it’s a hybrid between them. The ZenPhone uses 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a Super IPS+ 4 inch display. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel backside illuminated camera with flash. The device’s chassis involves a brushed metal coating, that’s only 8.5mm thin. Under the hood there’s an overpowered 1.9 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor.
Android 4.0 is the OS of choice, with the option to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the future. So, if you loved the Transformer Prime/Infinity, now there’s a phone version concept. For 4G units, the Tegra 3 CPU will be swapped with a dual core Snapdragon S4, as customary. I have to say I’d buy such a device in heartbeat, since I prefer metal for the chassis of phones instead of plastic. Do you?
[Thanks Bob Freking]
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Bob Freking has posted numerous creations on Concept Phones, but this time it’s a tablet he’s imagined, based on recent rumors. As you know already, Google announced last week the Nexus 7 tablet and Bob thinks that the number 7 in its name is an indication that a Nexus 10 is coming. Recent rumors also said that a 10 inch Google Nexus tablet is in the making. Could it look like this?
This is still an Android Jelly Bean device, with a 10 inch 1080p display, an 8 megapixel camera and 3G/4G versions. It doesn’t have an SD card slot and it will sport a price of $299 or so. There’s also a teaser for Key Lime Pie at the end of the article, in case that’s what the next Android will be called. Also, Bob Freking imagined a curvy and new Nexus handset, with white buttons as design elements used for notification lights. The Nexus 10 tablet will also be made by ASUS, as for the new Nexus phone, for some reason I’m thinking about HTC.
The designer also had an interesting theory, saying that in November, when Android celebrates its birthday it could actually relaunch a G1 redesign version for collectors. So, which one of these ideas do you like the most and why?
[Thanks Bob Freking!]
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Techno Buffalo quotes a trusted source saying that next month during the Google I/O event we’ll finally witness the launch of the Google Nexus Tablet. The device is made by ASUS, apparently and has a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and 7 inch display.
Bob Freking sent us a very interesting link to this article, were
Sources are not sure if the developer device version of the slate will come with Android 5.0 Jellybean or not, but Android 4.x is also a possibility. As far as the Google Nexus Tablet goes, this one is supposed to be a model priced at around $200, rivaling the very well selling Amazon Kindle Fire. I remind you that Google I/O 2012 takes place between June 27-29 and could include a launch for this device. Also, as usual participants may get one for free, like they did with the Galaxy Tab 10.1V, if I’m not mistaking.
The design made by Bob Freking, the tablet above looks very sleek and compact, a nice job, but the facade somehow reminds me of the Nokia N9, I don’t know why. Also, the camera placement at the back makes the entire thing look like a bigger phone, something that we see often on 7 inch slates. So, anyway if a month from now this is what the real device looks like, remember that you saw it here first!
[Thanks Bob Freking; via Techno Buffalo]
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Bob Freking is back with a tablet this time, that takes into account recent rumors saying that ASUS and Google will team up on a Nexus Tablet that will come this summer. The device will have a low price and it’ll be the first to run Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Bob saw that Google got the Nexus One from the Desire series from HTC, the Galaxy S line for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, so he imagined that the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be used as inspiration this time.
The designer calls his concept tablet the Google Nexus Prime. The device comes with a 12 megapixel camera capable of FQHD capture, a 13 inch display with FQHD resolution (244 ppi), an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and a 1080p HD front camera. There’s also a micro HDMI port on board, a microSD card slot, noise cancellation technology and a case that measures a mere 8.3mm in thickness. Of course, since the Prime is an inspiration, there’s a keyboard dock in the mix and the ability to triple boot from Chrome OS, Ubuntu and Android 5.0.
A larger battery has also been embedded into the Google Nexus Prime tablet, tripling the usual battery life. The specs list is rounded up by a full SD card slot and 2 USB ports, in the case of the dock. Bob Freking says that he’s also thinking about a keyboard with a separate Tegra 3 CPU that adds extra punch to the slate’s chip – 8 cores with 2 companion cores. What do you think?
[Thanks Bob Freking]
Monday, January 9th, 2012
Recently Eric Schmidt from Google admitted that the search engine giant is preparing its very own tablet, that will be unveiled in about 6 months. Taking on this idea Bob Freking created the ASUS Nexus tablet, that Google Tablet that everyone is curious to see in action.
This Nexus slate comes with Android 4.1, an ARM15 quad core processor, a 3 megapixel camera at the front and an LED notification light. The same ASUS concept tablet comes with an 8 megapixel camera at the back and a 10.1 inch Super AMOLED HD 1080p display. The device is as thin as the ASUS Transformer Prime, so that means thinner than the iPad 2. To me this ASUS Nexus tablet looks like a bigger phone and considering that Google said they want to price this product around $200, this will be hard to do with such advanced specifications.
I’m pretty sure that Google will actually use Motorola to make the new tablet, since they bought Motorola Mobility last year and it’s easy to develop the product in-house than go to another company, right? What do you think? Would ASUS or Moto do a better job on the Google Nexus Tablet?
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Make what you will of the following devices, but know that they fit in the ASUS IRIS concept mobile device series, showcased at Computex 2011 this week. Taking place in Taipei, the show includes especially tablets and focuses on the latest innovations in the mobile field.
These ASUS concepts are elegant and simplistic in design. I have to notice the precious-looking bezel that some of the handsets and tablets sport and wonder what material that may be. These models seem incredibly thin and their screens look very much like E-ink material, unless there’s some other new technology in the mix.
Tablets that are very thin and sport precious metal edges and finishes in leather sound like a good idea. Maybe we’ll see Vertu producing one fashion tablet like this some day…
Friday, August 6th, 2010
Engadget’s got the scoop on a fresh leak of a Windows Phone 7 unit with ASUS written all over it. We’re wondering if this device is real or a mere Photoshop job, but you’ll be the judges of that, considering that many phone designers check out our site constantly.
We have to say that the WP7 handset looks legit, although the bottom side underneath the screen is not all that convincing. Wondering what the screen’s diagonal is, too… 4.3 inches maybe? A WP7 ASUS phone… leaked before a Samsung and LG one… not very likely, we think.