Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
iPhone concept, this time the iPhone 6 mockup. The main idea is moving the home button to the left side of the handset, so it will be used with the thumb. This way, by getting rid of the front Home button, there’s more room for the display, that in this case is a 4.9 inch unit.
Antoine Brieux from NAK Studio imagined yet another
The mockup of the iPhone 6 measures 125 x 63 mm (length, width) and I supposed that a 1080p resolution or something adequate for Retina standard is supported here. Antoine didn’t offer too many details about his creation, but you can clearly see the Home button below the volume buttons on the side. There’s also that pair of bigger speakers and smaller 19 pin dock connector at the bottom, all of them rumored specs for the iPhone 5. The sides of the phone are all metal and the back looks like it’s covered with a glass surface.
If I were to speculate, I’d say this was a quad core iPhone, with a 10 megapixel camera, iOS 6.0 or maybe 7.0, who knows? It depends if Antoine wants this model to be 2012 material or 2013. Logically speaking we’re at the sixth iPhone, so the name iPhone 6 would be adequate. However, Apple could go with “The New iPhone”, just like The New iPad for iPad 3.
[via NAK Studio Design]
Friday, April 27th, 2012
With the recent rumors concerning a possible use of LiquidMetal for the next iPhone, designer Antoine Brieux decided to create a concept based on that idea. Thus, he came up with the iPhone 5 LiquidMetal device, that he’ll show us later on. For now we only have this teaser, of the beautiful frame that the iPhone 5 will be based on.
As far as I know Liquidmetal is an alloy used by Apple to make those tiny sharp keys that allow you to pull out the SIM tray on the iPhones. The advantages of this material are high tensile strength, great corrosion resistance and anti wearing ability. In spite of the name, this is by no means a liquid metal… It’s also a pretty new material, being introduced for commercial use in 2003 and being used on golf clubs, watches and cellphone covers. The main advantage is the high strength to weight ratio, so maybe the next iPhone will finally be able not to crack and die when it’s dropped on the floor.
Antoine’s iPhone 5 frame concept looks fantastic and I really can’t wait to see the whole thing. I imagine it’s a shiny piece of work and there’s plenty or room for a big camera sensor in there, so maybe the cam has been updated too. We’ll see…
[via NAK Studio]
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Antoine Brieux/NAK Studio, it’s a real shame, since he’s a talented designer and I suggest you click his name and check out his work on our website. Now he has a fresh concept for us, the Galaxy Nexus Black S, a beautiful render that shows us how the future of Google phone flagships may look like.
If you haven’t heard about
It’s a pretty wide device, that packs a big 4.9 inch Super AMOLED+ display with 720p resolution and runs Android 4.0 ICS. It weighs 153 grams, measures 8.43 mm in thickness and also offers HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, 32/64GB of storage, plus a 2050 mAh battery. The brain of the Galaxy Nexus Black S is a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, maybe an Exynos, maybe a future Snapdragon from Qualcomm. NFC, an accelerometer and a buttonless design fill in the blanks here, as well as 1.5GB of RAM, a plunge that no company has dared to make on the memory side so far.
The case is all aluminium unibody and you’ve got a virtual SIM card with PC adaptor included (not sure what that means). There’s a 12 megapixel camera at the back with continuous autofocus and a 3.2MP sensor upfront for videocalls. The standard 3 capacitive buttons are placed below the display and the case is slightly curved, just like the Galaxy Nexus unit from 2011. The side area of the handset reminds me a bit of the Xperia Play, if I may say so. It’s got a great metallic look that everyone will love.
[via Antoine Brieux/ NAK Studio]
Friday, February 10th, 2012
Antoine Brieux is back, this time with a Samsung Galaxy S3 concept, that can be checked out below. We have a vast gallery of pics, showing an elegant black phone with metallic edges. No idea what specs Antoine had in mind, so I’m just going to remind you of those leaked on the web so far.
One of the most published designers on our website,
We could be dealing here with a quad core Exynos-based Samsung smartphone, that sports a 4.6 inch 720p display, a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p 60 fps capture and a front 2 megapixel camera. It also has 1GB of RAM (or more), LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a waistline that’s only 7mm thick and the classic Home button at the bottom. As you can see, that “chin” is still present at the back of the phone, adding a bit to the total thickness.
This feels a bit like a modern metallic camera, since it has metallic and rounded edges, plus sloped upper and lower side. Considering the last Galaxy S had a plasticky flexible battery cover, I wonder if this model will keep tradition or go with something heavier. Of course, the OS of choice is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz 5.0, the usual Hubs and the Samsung App Store. I have to remind you that in the real world the Samsung Galaxy S III won’t come at MWC 2012, since Samsung promised to launch it later. What do you think of this Galaxy S3 design?
[via NAK Design]
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
iPhone 5 concept from here? Well, the designer Antoine Brieux decided to make a few modifications on this device and the result is the iPhone 5G you can see below. We remind you that the original design featured a brand new 4 inch Retina Display.
The other features are pretty standard, according to the latest rumors about the iPhone 5: 8 megapixel camera with HD capture, LED notification panel at the front and Apple A5 dual core CPU. The iPhone 5 uses a single part casing that’s made out of magnesium, for a very lightweight device and also a very study one.
This new concept is available in many vivid colors and I can’t help but think about the Nokia N9 when I look at this design (in a good way). Square main segment and rounded edges might be the key to success…
[via NAK Design Studio]
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Antoine Brieux has sent us one of his news designs, a HTC concept called Blast. The device is pictured below and brings a new look to the Taiwanese maker’s products. HTC Blast is a butonless smartphone based on the HAND POWER technology, used to turn on the screen without the aid of buttons.
At the front, Blast incorporates a wide 4.7 inch touchscreen and on the inside we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core CPU with Adreno 220 chipset. There’s also 1GB of ROM on board and 1GB of RAM, plus 32GB of internal storage. The screen is an AMOLED unit with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
At the back of the HTC phone there’s a 12 megapixel camera with full HD video recording and dual LED flash, accompanied by a front 3.2 megapixel camera. Connectivity-wise, the concept comes with WiFi, 3G, 4G ad Bluetooth and the power source of the device is a 1800 mAh battery. The dual core smartphone measures 9mm in thickness and weighs 165 grams, 10 grams less than the Xperia Play.
What’s really interesting is that the phone runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb with HTC Sense.
[via NAK Design]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
HTC Tube tablet concept? Well, Antoine Brieux continues his creation with an interesting accessory for this tablet-smartphone: a secondary Stick Phone with basic functionality. The device is only used to answer a call on the Tube tablet.
Aside from the speaker, microphone, answer and end call keys, this stick phone doesn’t sport other features and it does strictly what a phone is supposed to do: allows the user to chat with other people, while the tablet does the rest, replacing a full fledged PC.
[thanks Antoine Brieux]
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
HTC Tube Phone was detailed a while ago and so was the HTC Tube Tablet, but now we’re dealing with a laptop that integrates them both.
Antoine Brieux showed us some fantastic designs till now, but now he has outdone himself with the HTC Tube concept, in the finalized version. Well, the
The result is a cartridge-powered notebook, a multimedia laptop using both the cartridge tablet and a keyboard accessory. There’s also a basic phone integrated for quick answering, a stick handset that we’ll detail in a later article. Well, considering the features of the concept HTC tablet, the laptop must use the 10.4 inch S-AMOLED multitouch display, HDMI port, 128GB of memory (at least) and either Android or Windows Phone 7.
HTC Sense is the UI of choice, with the Tube Phone maybe providing its 3.2, 5 or 12 megapixel camera in different configurations. This is the heaven of all modular devices out there and a brilliant design. Any company would be a fool not to invest in such cool gear. Stay tuned for the following article on the NAK Stick Phone!
[via NAK Design]
Monday, March 7th, 2011
HTC Tube smartphone? You can now insert the device into the HTC Tube Tablet, created by the same Antoine Brieux. The slate measures 10mm in thickness and comes with a Tube cartridge slot, plus Android and/or Windows Phone 7 as the OS. Both platforms will rely on HTC Sense as the interface.
The display on board of the HTC Tube Tablet is a 10.4 inch screen (S-Amoled), that’s multitouch capable and supports a full HD resolution. Under the hood there’s a Qualcomm Adreno GPU and the memory is 128GB (internal). The battery is a 6400 mAh unit and high quality stereo speakers are also to be found on board.
A HDMI port, USB host and SD card complete the specs list of this great HTC Tablet concept. Frankly, this is much better than the first real HTC tablet, the Flyer, don’t you think?
[via Nak Design]
Friday, February 11th, 2011
NAK designs, this time through a device made in partnership with Pocketnow. The handset uses the specifications of Brandom Miniman and bears the name of Pocketnow P1. The main appeals of the handset are its dual core CPU and the incorporated pico projector.
Antoine Brieux is back with his
We’re dealing with a 1.5GHz dual core smartphone, with 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal memory. The screen on the device is a 3.5 inch AMOLED multitouch unit, while at the back you’ll find an 8MP camera with dual LED flash. WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 4G round up the connectivity options, as for the OS, Windows Phone 7 was chosen.
HDMI and a portrait QWERTY keyboard rounds up the specs list of this appealing smartphone, that manages to stay at 10mm thickness. This is a bit like the Dell Venue Pro, only without the sliding part and adopting a candybar design instead. As far as the projector is concerned, it uses a LED lamp, projecting the equivalent of a 30 inch display up to ten feet away. One can only dream…