The Esato board has generated over the years some very interesting concepts, including the ones below. We’ve got a foldable tablet and a would be Xperia Z2, created before the real thing was announced. These two renders have been made by Esato board member zimB.
The first foldable slate is actually pretty nice, except for the seam at the middle of the screen. Sony tried a dual display Tablet P before, but it failed miserably. Maybe a foldable product would do the trick… And then we’ve got the Xperia Z2 Sirius, in a concept version with a very cool UI. I have to say that I’m not a big fan of the pink hue icons on the screen, but the smartphone does look legit.
It’s also pretty close to the Z2, because it’s more elongated than the Z and Z1 and also it has slim bezels. I’m not sure if Sony would dare to launch a flexible display tablet before Sony or LG, who have been working on such devices for a long while now.
The Sony Xperia Z2 has just launched today and it’s already time to start dreaming about MWC 2015 and the Xperia Z3. We received a new concept from Uva7 Dance, a Sony concept smartphone that he calls the Sony Xperia Z3 Ultra.
This newcomer is 6 inches in diagonal and supports a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. The screen is a TFT IPS with 4 subpixels (red, blue, green and white) and the device features an ARM Cortex A57 20 nm quad 3 GHz processor. The Xperia Z3 relies on a Mali T768 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus an extra 128 GB via microSD.
At the back there’s a 24.2 megapixel main camera with optical stabilization and upfront there’s an 8 megapixel front shooter. The speakers offer stereo sound and inside we’ve got a 3000 mAh battery. This is a model with a dual nano SIM setup and the body is metallic. It only measures an incredibly thin 5.6 mm.
Do you like the metal approach or do you prefer glass?
As you probably know already, MWC 2014 has started and tomorrow Sony has a big conference scheduled. There they are expected to unveil the Sony Xperia Z2 handset, their latest flagship. In the meantime we have the very last concept of this device:
Created by Pradeep, this model is extremely thin, it keeps the trademark Sony Xperia metallic button and comes with a 5.2 inch 2K display with very slim bezel. From what we’ve heard so far, this handset will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony G Lens, just like the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact.
It will also run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a waterproof body, so nothing we’re not used to. I frankly wish Sony would give up the glass back, since it attracts a lot of dust, hairs and grease. Also, while it’s supposed to be resilient, I’ve heard it actually cracks quite easily. Maybe go with metal this time, especially since the Xperia Z1 gets VERY hot.
Shaik Imaduddin sent us two new Sony concept phones with Windows Phone 8.1 and Vaio branding. As you know, last week, the Vaio PC brand was sold, but it may still be kept partially for phones. Anyway, these are high end devices, that may interest you.
The Sony Vaio M1 is a high end phone with a 5.5 inch 2K display and a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 20 megapixel camera. The Vaio M2 is a midrange unit with a 5 inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel back camera. These sound like solid rivals for the Nokia Lumias and also for those potential Samsung Windows Phone devices that are incoming.
The design of the Vaio phones is pretty similar to the one of the Xperias, so nothing much to speculate on here. Among the novelties brought by Windows Phone 8.1 we may find new tile sizes (large vertical ones), multiple users and interactive tiles, like one that lets you turn music on or off. What do you think?
Shaik also created a Windows Phone 8.1 concept in the video below:
We’ve heard that Sony is looking to sell its Vaio division to some other company, but that doesn’t stop us from hoping that we’ll get to see a Windows Phone Sony handset some day. Till then we’ve got Victor Cao’s concept shown below and dubbed Sony Vaio F1.
This is a Windows Phone 9 device with a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS Triluminous screen and a quad core 2.36 GHz CPU, probably a Snapdragon 800. We’ve got 2 GB of RAM on board, a 16 megapixel back camera with 1/2 inch sensor and a Sony G Lens. There’s a 3200 mAh battery inside and the case is water resistant and metallic.
The design is pretty basic, rectangular and reminds me of the old Samsung Omnia 7, maybe with a touch of iPhone at the sides. By the way, there’s a Walkman player on this Sony Vaio Windows Phone device and it actually looks very nice. What do you make of this render?
We know this is not a phone render, but we don’t care! This PlayStation 5 concept is so cool, it’s certainly worth your time. Created by David Hansson, the device has some funky new joysticks, that seem to go back to the older design a bit and also a big of Logitech and Xbox in the mix.
The triggers are absolutely superb and the whole console is very angled and looking like some sort of monolith made by aliens. It has a design worthy of an architecture piece, rather than a console. The joysticks have a texture that makes me think of carbon fiber and the console has a cool blue lightning system.
The PlayStation 4 is already pretty cool, so we’re very excited about the idea of a PS5 concept. I’m guessing it has crazy specs like 16 GB of GDDR5 memory or something like that. I wonder if AMD will still be able to power this device, once it’s ready to develop into a real product.
Sony has been launching a variety of handsets over the past years, from varied segments of products. Those include midrange models, phablets, lower end devices and cameraphones. However, they seem to have forgotten about rugged phones. That’s why we enjoyed the concept of the Sony Xperia Active+ phone, designed by Sanjaya Kanishka.
This rugged Sony phone is waterproof, being able to survive being dunked into 3.2 feet of water for 30 minutes and it’s also dustproof. The smartphone can function at minus 25 degrees Celsius and also at plus 55 degrees. Finally, it’s shock proof in the case of a 1.5 m drop and it has a special Gorilla Glass protection with antimicrobial layer.
Don’t get fooled by the picture above! This is a smaller handset, but with a larger rugged case. It’s a 4.5 inch device with a 480 x 854 pixel resolution and a Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It also has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and an 8 megapixel Exmor RS camera with 3 LED flashes.
I’m guessing the flashes are rather implemented for a potent torchlight rather than the camera flash… What do you make of this resilient handset?
Jermaine Smit is becoming a regular here on Concept Phones, thanks to the numerous designs he has created over the past weeks. Now he’s back with a Sony Xperia Z2 concept, one that’s very slim and has realistic specs, plus a little extra.
The handset is a 5.2 inch smartphone with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU inside. There’s also 3 GB of RAM inside, 16 GB of memory, a 23 megapixel back camera and a 2.5 megapixel front shooter. I’m guessing the screen is either a Full HD or 2K one and the “extra” I was talking about is a wraparound screen message indicator.
This Xperia Z2 seems to use the brand new interface that has leaked recently and it’s associated to the Sony Sirius handset, a possible codename for the Z2. There’s a G logo on the back, so we’re dealing with a Sony G lens handset and its narrow frame makes me think of a more elongated design, compared to relatively fat Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z, which would be nice for a change.
I can see that its back is glossy. I wonder if that’s glass, or merely glossy polycarbonate…
I’ve heard recently a rumor saying that Sony and Microsoft got together to work on a Windows Phone device with the Vaio branding. In the meantime I also found this concept here, created by Alan Garcia and putting the Vaio idea in another context.
This Sony Xperia Vaio phone is an Android smartphone with an edge to edge display, probably a 2K unit with a 5+ inch diagonal. We’ve got an ultraslim waistline, a 20 or more megapixel back camera and what looks like a Xenon flash. We’ve also got a pretty good front camera, Android 4.4 KitKat with custom UI and the usual suite of media apps, including Walkman and such.
I’m not sure what the material is here, or what the device is made of. It could be polycarbonate, carbon fiber or even metal. Who’s to tell? The Sony Xperia Vaio may lose the Xperia branding if it goes with Windows Phone instead of Android, but we’ll see how everything works out in 2014. I have to remind you that back in the days Xperia meant Windows Mobile…
Traditionally Sony launches a new Xperia flagship and tablet at CES every year, so next week at CES 2014 we may witness the debut of the Sony Xperia Z2. For some reason, leaks concerning this model has been scarce, but at least we stumble upon a fresh render of the device today.
As shown by the design here, the handset seems to pack an edge to edge display and almost no edge at all on its case. The UI seems like the classic Sony layer of icons, widgets, themes, wallpapers and apps on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. Speculations say that the Xperia Z2 specs will include a quad ore Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 805 processor, 2 or 3 GB of RAM and a 5 inch IGZO screen.
We’ll also get the usual Sony tech like X Reality, Triluminous, Sony exclusive apps, water resistance, maybe the G Lens as well. The same rumors say that the newcomer will borrow the 20.7 megapixel sensor from the Xperia Z1, with updated features like Motion Shot, TimeShift Burst and AR Effect, among others.
Sony has developed a way for this newcomer to charge its battery in a mere hour, which sound pretty cool.