I suggest you follow TheTechnoToast on Deviantart, because that artists has some of the most inspired UI concepts I’ve seen. The same designer has now come up with yet another version of the Nexus 5, this time called Sony Nexus 5 Plus and said to run Android Nutella.
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Kiarash Kia sent us a teaser of his future project, that he calls LuX Project. To me this device looks very much like a Sony Xperia, so that makes it all the more exciting. Now let’s see what it’s all about.
One would think that the trio of Xperia Z5 models would be enough for Sony fans. Well, not quite, so now we’ve got the Sony Xperia Z5 Plus, rendered by Babak Soren. You’re probably wondering what this model can bring extra compared to a 4K display handset.
Designer Babak Soren doesn’t seem to be happy with the Sony Xperia Z5 lineup, so he went ahead and created his very own Sony Xperia S5. The device is pictured below, featuring some sort of tribal model, at least in its UI.
The handset makes use of a 5.5 inch OLED screen and also an e-paper one, so it’s a dual display setup, much like YotaPhone. The device brings a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 21 megapixel camera with IMX230 sensor. There’s a 3700 mAh battery inside and from what I can see a stylus has also been thrown in the mix. The back side features the e-paper screen, that’s meant to use as little power as possible.
It’s true that Sony has been dabbling into e-paper for a while now, so this concept shouldn’t surprise anyone. Its back screen will probably save a lot of power, since that technology doesn’t need much juice. I don’t know how cost effective such a device would be, though. The format is pretty typical, rectangular with minimal bezels.
[via Babak Soren]
Designer Paulo Corceiro has sent us what looks like a Sony Walkman player and it’s in fact a smartphone that commemorates the good old design of the Sony TPS-L2, the first Walkman ever. The model will also get an app that plays songs in cassette-like fashion.
The button functionality would be the same as on the original player, but now there are also cameras added. You also get a front and back camera, a side USB connector and a sound level adjusting mechanism on the side. Two audio jacks are included at the top, as well as a big button in the same area, a “Hot Line/Instant Mute” button. If you think that the design is bulky, bricky or asymmetrical, you should know that it’s still a Sony classic and the original was made like that back in the day.
We have shown you another Sony Walkman tribute as a concept phone and it appears many people feel nostalgia when they spot old Sony gear. Sony used to stand for the template of perfect video and audio experience. Their sound systems and players made history, but it appears that their phones aren’t exactly as cutting edge.
[via Paulo Corceiro]
Sony Xperia Z5 has just leaked in a few press pictures.It really feels like it’s the end of the holidays, since designers aren’t churning out concepts like they used to. In lack of something better, we turn to renders, like the ones below. So, it appears that
The device keeps the usual rectangular form factor and I can’t seem to spot its Power button with fingerprint scanner. Apparently, the leak is pretty much official, since it comes from Sony Mobile’s social media channels. Anyway, the future Sony flagship is coming to IFA 2015, with a 23 megapixel camera at the back, sporting a 1/2.3 inch sensor, of the Exmor RS variety.
We see a slightly rounded and massive metal frame on the sides and a flat glass panel upfront. Another piece of news says that there will also be an Xperia Z5 Premium model, a bigger phablet version of the Xperia Z5, with 4K resolution. The Xperia Z5 Compact is still in the cards as well. Frankly, I was hoping for more design innovation, but I’m guessing the Power button with fingerprint scanner and perhaps an edge to edge screen is the best we can get.
here, the two newcomers are ready for prime time and they’re dubbed Xperia W and Xperia W+.Designer Kiarash Kia has been hard at work at two Xperia concepts, both gaming phones with interesting features. Teased
The design language approached here is called “CubeSense”and the Xperia W is a midranger with a full polycarbonate body, as well as a 4.5 inch screen with Bravia Engine technology. Inside we find a quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, 1 GB of RAM and at the back a 13 megapixel camera. The handset measures 8 mm in thickness and packs a 3310 mAh battery, plus a mono front facing speaker. Interestingly enough, this model runs Windows 10 for Mobile.
The Xperia W+ is the real flagship here, with a matte polycarbonate back and an aluminum frame. Upfront there’s a Full HD IPS LCD screen with Triluminous tech and a 5.2 inch diagonal. Inside there’s a Snapdragon 808 processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU. The back camera is a 20 MP shooter, with a high tune LED flash and F/1.9 aperture, as well as OIS.
This handset measures 7.3 mm in thickness and has a 3110 mAh battery, as well as stereo front facing speakers with dolby tech. Both models share a special combination of Windows Phone UI, Android UI and according to the designer some Xperia traits with Xbox and PlayStation support. You can connect to both consoles without a problem. The Xperia W comes in black, white and green, while the W+ comes in matte black, white and matte orange.
In this current day and age consoles are important, but phones are more like replacing them, rather than connecting to them, right?
[via Kiarash Kia]
Sony Xperia Z5+, that has recently leaked, but also added a full specs list to it. Judging by the latest leaks, this model is supposed to adopt an OmniBalance design and provide specs a tier higher than the upcoming Z5.Designer Ben Ling has not only imagined a concept render for the
Upfront we get a 5.7 inch 4K display, not Quad HD, keep that in mind and with an IPS panel in the mix. Last I heard, 6 inch 4K display panels were being tested, so skipping straight to 4K seems a bit much, not to mention a serious stress on the battery. At the back there’s a 21 megapixel camera with G Lens, dual tone flash and the works.
Exmor RS, Bionz and hybrid autofocus are all here. A Snapdragon 820 CPU is available inside, as well as 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. The device is PlayStation certified and the Sony Xperia Z5+ also brings a 6.1 mm thick chassis and dual front facing stereo speakers. It’s waterproof and dust proof and its battery is a non removable 3600 mAh unit.
A fingerprint and heart rate scanner have been added into the Power button.
[via Ben Ling]
Since we don’t have fresh concepts to show you, we might as well reveal some leaked renders. First you saw the LG Nexus 2015 leaking out and now we get a chance to have a look at the Sony Xperia Z5 Plus, pictured below.
Keep in mind this is the very first render of the device, or so it seems. It’s supposed to be the related to the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, both leaked with a Power button with oval shape and fingerprint scanner on the sides. The leak comes from a Sony Mobile slide, that has appeared in the Asian media. The Xperia Z5+ is obviously going to be a phablet, in the vein of the recently launched Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The OmniBalance design is still present and we get three colors for the device, black, gold and chrome. Sadly, the picture is a low res one, but we can see the fingerprint scanner on the right side of the handset. It’s not very clear if this device will debut at IFA 2015 next month, like the rest of the gang.
Sony Xperia Z5 next month at IFA 2015, but till then we have a few renders left to analyze. Jermaine Smit has created a new series of designs for this handset, as well as a video, that you can watch below.On paper we should be seeing the
Not much has changed from the usual Sony Xperia approach, maybe aside from the color choices. The format is still rectangular, with a glass back and front, but the thickness has decreased a bit. Bezels are reasonably narrow, but not edge to edge as some leaks have shown. Upfront we have two speakers and on the side we find the big and oval Power button with fingerprint scanner included, just like the leaks showed.
The source of these renders claims that the Sony Xperia Z5 will come with a 5.5 inch screen with a 4K resolution, as well as an octa core 3.2 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM. Internal capacity goes up to 128 GB and the battery is a 4500 mAh unit. The camera is an interesting 27 megapixel unit, that’s supposed to use a “rotator camera sensor”.
Finally, the device gets a 10 MP selfie camera and waterproof and dust proof case. The OS is Android 5.0 Lollipop with customizations.