Archive for the ‘Fashion Phones’ Category
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Grigory Bars from Russia really put a lot of work into his GB Navigator design, a Windows Phone 8 luxury smartphone. The handset borrows heavily from automotive design and it reminds me of the top notch Ferrari supercars of the past year. GB Navigator is the name of the concept phone, that makes me feel like the times I opened the boxes of the DIY Burrago cars.
Since we don’t have any specs for this device, I have to say we could be dealing with a 4.5 inch handset here, with a HD resolution, an 8 megapixel camera with flash at the back and edges that look rubbery for better grip. Let’s add a dual core Snapdragon CPU under the hood, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage and we’re all set. I find those two colored buttons at the bottom interesting, the red and green one, that may be used for Home/Back features, eliminating the search button.
Can’t really tell if there’s a camera button on there, but there are some shoulder buttons that may be used to change volume and enter the camera. This handset is adorned with loads of metal, but also rubber and possibly other materials related to the world of supercars. Maybe aluminum, carbon fiber, titan, magnesium? If Ferrari will ever make a Windows Phone model, it will look like this!
[via Grigory Bars]
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Edgar Mkrtchyan is becoming a household name, when it comes to fresh Nokia concept phones. Today he shows us the luxury handset Nokia Louis Vuitton Edition, with Windows Phone 8 on board. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a luxury Nokia phone and something to emulate the elegance of the older L’amour series, so this could be it.
Well, it seems that
We’re dealing with a Windows Phone 8 device with some minor Louis Vuitton customization when it comes to software. The design of the Nokia concept involves a curved big screen, surrounded with pure gold and the rear area made of polycarbonate, printed in the famous Louis Vuitton pattern. The logo “Nokia Louis Vuitton” is printed in gold as well and protected by two large bumps that make it avoid the contact between gold and the table. Inside there’s a dual core 1.7 GHz processor and upfront we’ve got a 4.5 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass protection.
At the back there’s a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, Xenon flash and 1080p video capture. Nokia Louis Vuitton also has a front 3.2MP shooter, a 2200 mAh battery, 64GB of storage, microUSB, NFC and Bluetooth. To me this like a Nokia Lumia 710 that has been dipped in gold, cut into a thinner form and given the gift of elegance + a bigger screen and CPU. What do you think?
[Thanks Edgar Mkrtchyan]
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Paul Stet, a designer from Romania imagined the Aston Martin smartphone, a flat and thin device with a soft round surface and an aerodynamic shell. This handset combines the plastic, metal and glass perfectly, for a product that owners of the Aston Martin supercars would buy.
The Aston Martin concept phone involves a metallic finish and transparent acrylic block, that give the device a modern and elegant look. The lower side of the phone, the glass one with Aston Martin logo on it is exquisite and totally posh, if you ask me. Also, the upper part of the phone looks like the front of a very potent car. I can’t really make up what UI and OS are shown on that screen. I guess it could be Android in a customized version, maybe something similar to the black and white UI from the LG Prada Phone 3.0.
There’s also a camera at the back, very closely integrated with the speaker grille, but apparently lacking a flash. From what I can see the lower glassy part of the smartphone is transparent, reminding me of the Sony Xperia S a bit, but hopefully, this model doesn’t bring the confusion-inducing capacitive buttons as well. Kudos to Paul for the extreme attention to detail on this project!
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
I suggest you put aside hardware and specs for this beautiful industrial design… this time it’s all about beauty and the way we incorporate nature into technology. Seunghan Song envisioned a device called Morning Dew Mobile, a mobile phone concept that’s more of a piece of art than a regular smartphone.
Well, for one thing we have a device that’s all rounded up, like a modern MP3 player would be. It’s a slide device with a circular control area that reminds me of the iPod a little bit, plus some very cool lighting effects. This handset has gradation of lights, that are made to look like waves of water when you look at the phone from above. When you slide up the device, the light effects move from the circular navigation area to the end of the numeric pad.
This would make a great fashion phone and if you throw in some environmentally friendly features, you’re all set. And then there’s the charger… a pink arc that allows the handset slide down on its surface like a drop of water on a petal, leaf or grass. As the device gets closer to the edge it becomes more and more charged, like the dew does in the morning with petals. What do you say of Seunghan Song’s work?
[via Yanko Design]
Friday, September 9th, 2011
Curved phones are all the rage now, with models such as the Nexus S and Xperia Arc adopting the trendy curve nowadays. Well, let’s take the curvy shapes to the next level and check out the AXIO Power smartphone, a design creation of Christos Ragias.
The idea behind a curved phone is reduce the crowd in your pocket and adapt the handset to the natural shapes of the human body, even with the device in your pocket. Another advantage is the fact that a curved cellphone will stick to the user’s face better, since our heads aren’t squares after all. This model looks really nice and wide and I’d see HTC creating such a device.
As you can see this model comes with a pretty powerful camera, maybe an 8 megapixel unit with dual LED flash and a speaker in the area. The power button is also interestingly integrated in the middle top and it spells out “Power”. There’s something very “automotive” about this phone, but I can’t really put my finger on it…
[via Yanko Design]
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Having a problem with your bulky smartphone and tight jeans? This is where the Glance skinny handset comes into play, a concept created by designer Alan Gerardo Farias. We’re dealing with a 4 inch OLED screen phone, with a display that’s scratch resistant.
This is an extremely slim dual display phone, with dual speakers, mini USB port, a bottom 2 inch OLED display for notifications and a front and back camera with flash. The reason why this unit is called “Glance”? Well, in the moment you hold the handset in your pocket, only the smaller 2 inch screen can be seen, so you can have a glance at it, to see the missed calls, texts, twitter mentions and whatnot.
One can only guess the thickness of this model, but I’m supposing it’s below the 7mm speculated for the iPhone 5. The only question here is the material and the component types, since it would take serious nanotech to produce something so skinny…
[via Yanko Design]
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
TRON phone before, but there’s always room for more, that’s for sure! This Tron Style handset concept comes from Andrew D. Morgan, who created a futuristic device that draws its inspiration from the famous sci-fi picture that rocked the world last year.
We’ve seen a
This futuristic phone uses LED lighting in a pattern that resembles the one of the TRON vehicles and suits on “programs” or people. The sleek dark chrome finishing is extremely elegant and makes this unit fit into the fashion handset segment, if you ask me. Tron Style comes with a an LED Ring identifier touch area, power level indicator, audio output and power connecting port.
Simple, yet beautiful. What more could a TRON fan want?
Monday, July 4th, 2011
Idbarn Design Studio, the handset below is supposed to be a luxury phone, belonging to the Bell & Ross series of products. This is a famous watchmaker, that will deliver a very interesting approach to mobile luxury phones, with simplicity and elegance as the main attributes.
Created by Coll Snowball of
The result will be a very expensive handset, with a front bezel resembling a piece of the game Arkanoid. This model comes with physical switches, making it easy to use even when wearing gloves. The Bell & Ross concept phone comes with modern headphones, that are tangle free and stylish. Their design reminds me a lot of Beats by Dr. Dre.
Considering the watch maker Bell & Ross uses titanium brushed casings on its products, we expect them on the phones, too. A 10 megapixel camera and compatibility with multiple networks are also present on this handset, as well as navigation services. Designer leather cases and mobile docks will be bundled with the unit.
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…
Monday, April 25th, 2011
Would you like to use a handset that looks like a robot’s arm? Well, this is the case with the Ensemble phone concept, pictured below and created by Jerome Olivet. Gone are the days of rectangular phones and now we’re dealing with a curvy unit with a glossy shell, that includes some metal.
The outer area of the device is made out of plastic, painted in pearly white and we also learn that Ensemble relies heavily on voice control, thanks to voice recognition technology. There’s also a micro display on the side, allowing the user to access information and this is a touchscreen, that was included in an original way.
The device measures 3 x 11 x 4.5cm and it’s very original, but we wonder if this sci-fi phone concept is comfortable enough for the average user…
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