Suman Chatterjee brings us a new concept, the Micromax Canvas HD+, so soon after the last Micromax device he designed. We’re dealing here with a bit of a flagship, considering those high end specs. These hardware features are based on recent demands by you, our readers.
In case you think that this model is similar to the Nexus 4, well the curves here are bigger and the screen size is larger, plus we get capacitive buttons. Micromax Canvas HD+ features a 5 inch Super AMOLED Plus Full HD screen, a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 2 megapixel front cam as well.
Inside the Micromax concept phone we find a quad core 1.5 GHz processor (unknown type, maybe Qualcomm or MediaTek), 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The device runs Android 4.3, packs a 2300 mAh battery and it’s both water and dust resistant. Would you buy this interesting Indian smartphone?
I bet you missed a Micromax concept phone, so that’s why we give you Suman Chatterjee’s latest concept, the Micromax Canvas M1. The Indian company has been performing well locally, with some very interesting models, so they may be in need of a hit, a high end phone that looks hot.
The Micromax Canvas M1 is only 6.07 mm thick, thus taking part in the race for “the world’s thinnest phone”. There will be two versions of the phone: a 5.1 inch one and a 4.7 inch unit, both with Full HD resolution. There’s also a 1.5 GHz quad core processor inside, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera for the 5.1 incher and an 8 megapixel cam for the 4.7 incher.
Upfront we’ve got a 3.2 MP camera and 2 MP camera respectively and both versions come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the OS. The interface here is very interesting, especially that widget that reminds me of a combo between Acer’s Ring UI and Lenovo’s own square widgets. Pretty cool, right?
Mohamed Magdy sent us his latest work, the Pure Mobile, a handset that looks a bit like a combo between a HTC One X and a Nokia Lumia. The device has true blacks displayed on the screen and also you can’t distinguish between the screen borders and the upper glass layer.
This probably means we’re dealing with ClearBlack technology here. The same screen offers accurate colors and from what I can see at the back, we’ve got a camera with Carl Zeiss optics integrated here. The handset adopts a rectangular shape, but its corners are slightly rounded and also the profile seems a bit curved. There are no Back, Home or even volume or camera buttons here, so you probably have to rely on gestures and touch input.
The most interesting and original part about the Pure Mobile concept phone is that small chin at the front, with the Pure logo on. It’s an interesting touch, that while taking a part off the screen estate, it differentiates from typical all glass handset facades.
Let’s take a break from high end concept phones and check out a Google Nexus Smartwatch, a device that’s supposedly in the making right now. Every big company out there is supposed to be making a watch, from Apple’s iWatch to similar products made by LG, Samsung and even Microsoft.
The folks of T3 published this render of a Nexus smartwatch from Google, one that has a minimalistic look and a square screen. It has Google Sync, allowing you to get contacts, messaging and alerts on your small screen. There’s also the typical 3 buttons (Back, Home, Multitasking), but they’re not displayed all the time.
The Google Smartwatch has Google Now integrated and probably a lot of voice commands. It also comes with a comfy belt, multiple color versions, probably a front camera and the ability to place calls from it. Pair this up with the Google Glass and you have a winner!
Denny Rayell came up with a very original Windows Phone design, that looks more like an evolved pager than a smartphone. The result is the R Phone concept, where the “R” may as well stand for Rihanna, since she’s present on the screen.
As you can see, the screen is focused on a landscape orientation and the device has a very small width. I’m not sure if you can also view the Windows Phone tiles in a vertical way, but it doesn’t appear that way. The Windows, Call and Search buttons are present at the bottom of the device, or better said to the side and it’s interesting to see them, since one of them should have been a Back button.
I can envision young people wearing this device on their belts, or hanging from their schoolbags, through an extra resilient magnesium case. Nokia would probably make it and market it toward the youngsters. Is there room on the market for a modern Windows Phone pager?
Designed by Deviantart member 96design, the Google XPhone concept shown below is also dubbed the Nexus 5 and it comes with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. If everything goes well, we should see that OS in real life next month at Google I/O 2013.
The X Phone packs a 4.8 inch Full HD display and runs on a 2 GHz quad core processor, probably of the Qualcomm kind. There’s also 2 GB of RAM on board, a 13 megapixel camera at the back and a 5 megapixel front camera. There’s a colored ring flash at the back, with the classic Google Nexus logo pattern and a very cool look.
There’s a colored notification LED in the bottom area and as you can see, the bezel at the front is very small. Actually 85% of the front side of this Nexus 5 is a screen. There are transparent objects in the interface, such as the navbar or status bar. The Android experience is totally minimal and this device is truly well done. What do you think?
If you’re tired of the Nexus 5 concepts we’ve shown you over the past month, let’s take it up a notch and reveal a Nexus 6. This device is also dubbed the X Phone and it’s a new hero device supposedly made by Google and Motorola. Looking at its Android version, it sure feels like a model that would be revealed at Google I/O 2014.
Nexus 6 runs Android 6.0 Milkshake, so I suppose after Key Lime Pie we’ll have the “L” release this fall and then Milkshake. This Motorola Google Phone also supports spatial gestures recognition and adopts an edgy back side with the X Envelope signature, that makes it stand out. The designer of the Nexus 6, Introoo claims that the smartphone is made of semi flexible materials and composite and the whole X thing defines a new design direction, just like Nokia and its Fabula direction.
The Google Motorola X Phone pictured here features HDMI out, a 4.6 inch flexible OLED display and it supports 3D printed cases that can be applied on top of it. You can also add 3D printed parts to the phone and make your own unique chassis. This Nexus handset measures 8.5 mm in thickness, supports a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, has a 10 megapixel camera, GPS, NFC, wireless charging, a 2 MP front camera and it uses the usual barometer, compass and gyroscope.
Are you ready for Android 6.0 or still curious about Android 5.0?
Last week the web was rocked by the debut of a new Facebook Phone, HTC First. But what about an Indian counterpart, one that designer Suman Chatterjee imagined? I’m talking about the Micromax Flair, a smartphone from India with Facebook Home on board.
The device runs Android 4.2.2 and relies on a 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, as well as 1 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of storage. There’s also a 4.9 inch display on board with HD resolution and a 2600 mAh battery to power the Facebook Phone. Micromax Flair comes in black, white or garnet red and it packs an impressive 13 megapixel camera at the back, with LED flash and 5x zoom.
It also has a 2 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and microUSB. The design is very interesting and for some reason it makes me think of an LG Optimus series device, maybe the LG Optimus 2X. The UI is also a bit rudimentary… Would this model be a success in India?
We’ve passed the euphoria of entering a new era of BlackBerry devices with the Z10 and Q10 models and now we get ready for the S10, that’s supposedly shown below. This is a BlackBerry 10 OS phone with a 3.6 inch Super AMOLED display and a 720p resolution.
It’s designed by Deepak Ahuja and it incorporates a 1.2 GHz quad core processor (Cortex A9), an 8.1 megapixel main camera with LED flash and a 1.9 megapixel camera upfront. There’s 16/32 GB of internal storage and a 2400 mAh battery also included. We also get a comparison shot with the Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of size.
I like the fact that the phone combines what’s best about the Z10, its form factor with what’s best about the Q10, its keyboard and how compact it is. There’s that cool QWERTY keyboard with special lines between the rows and all the goodies of the BB 10 OS are available. Fancy this unit?
Suman Chatterjee sent us a teaser of an upcoming Micromax phone two weeks ago and accepted names for this device. Now he’s back with the finalized unit, that’s called Micromax Nova and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The handset has an elongated design, with rounded corners and proeminent On/OFF and volume buttons. It adopts 3 capacitive buttons below the display and its frame around the screen seems metallic. The device incorporates a 4.8 inch 1080p display and an Intel dual core Atom Clover Trail+ processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM. We’ve also got the Mali T604 GPU, the same one from the Cortex A15 Nexus 10 tablet.
As far as memory goes, we’ve got either 16 or 32 GB of storage, depending on your preference. At the back there’s a 13 megapixel camera and upfront a 2 megapixel shooter. Finally, Suman Chatterjee included here a 2800 mAh battery and said that this smartphone will not only be launched in India, but also Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan, Brazil and Sri-Lanka.