With all the recent rumors about a supposed LG Nexus 5, it’s time to have a glance into the future flagship phone made by LG. To do that we have a look at the LG Optimus Prime designed by Rahul Sharma and teased in the video below and pictures, too, as well as specs. And now I must explain the title: a while before the Galaxy S III was launched, it was rumored to be a 4.8 inch smartphone with 3D display and quad core CPU…
Well, now LG Optimus Prime comes in and fulfills that dream. The device uses a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED 3D screen with Clear Black Display and Corning Gorilla Glass. It supports a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and packs a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7 GHz processor, with Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of onboard RAM. The body of the LG concept phone is very thin, at 6.65 mm in waistline. At the back we’ve got a 21 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, with Vario Tessar technology, autofocus, Pureview technology and dual Xenon flash.
No way that Nokia would allow LG to use those, but let’s dream! We also get augmented reality, NFC, HDMI, DLNA and even a projector on the LG Optimus Prime. The battery here is a 3000 mAh unit and the projector is a HD one with 25 lumens capability. Be sure to watch the video below and rest assured that we’ll unveil more details about the handset once we receive more pictures of it!
Remember the TPM Cobalt superphone teaser from here? We have a brand new teaser photo below, making the handset seem even more sci-fi. This is the creation of Imran Sheikh, who promised us that he’ll soon have the design ready.
As far as I can see this device has some funky lighting effects on the side and it will truly be a futuristic smartphone. Meanwhile, the household name Bob Freking sent us a very mysterious teaser, one saying these words “shoots, faster. towards you”. All I can say is that this is an LG concept phone, one with 3D abilities, great graphics, great display and great video/photo capture. It also has a pretty original design, but you’ll find out more about that in the following days.
Any ideas on what these devices will end up being?
Deviantart user aesmon11 envisioned the follow-up to the popular phone LG Dare and called the concept LG Dare 2. He also created the LG Dare 2 Pro concept, that has the same specs, but adds in the mix a sliding QWERTY keyboard. We’re dealing here with a midrange device with a 3.2 inch display and Android 4.0.
The LG Dare 2 has the same size as the original Dare, but it’s thinner, at 8.9mm in waistline. It’s got a dark aluminum front, rubberized plastic sides and uses an LCD display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The new Dare supports 4G LTE connectivity and relies on a 1 GHz dual core OMAP4430 CPU for processing needs. There’s also 512MB of RAM on board and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus at the back. Said camera uses Schneider-Kreuznach optics and LED flash.
There’s also a dedicated dual stage camera button in here and a front facing VGA camera. On the media side we’ve got Dolby Mobile audio and stereo speakers and finally as far as storage goes, 16GB are available, plus microSD. The designer is saying that he could get rid of the Android buttons at the bottom, in order to expand the screen, a thing I’d like to see. The keyboard version below is pretty hot, especially since you don’t see phones like these in real life nowadays… Which one do you prefer?
With MWC 2012 in full bloom right now, it’s only logical to start thinking about the future. Thus, we have a look at an Nvidia Tegra 4-based smartphone made by Hasan Kaymak. This is the LG Optimus EX concept, with a 5 inch Full HD display based on IPS NOVA technology. Gorilla Glass 2 is also on board and the Tegra 4 CPU has a 2GHz frequency.
The LG concept phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, runs Android 5.0.1 with Optimus UI, supports NFC, HSPA+ and LTE. There’s also a 12.1 megapixel camera at the back with dual LED flash, wireless charging and a 3250 mAh battery of the Li-Ion kind. The handset measures 9.3mm in thickness and in case you don’t get what the picture here is about, I guess that Hasan tried to make it look like a live shot. Too bad that we don’t have a pic of the back or profile of the smartphone.
The specs sound interesting, especially since they’re realistic, so nothing over the top here. The design language is typical for the LG Optimus series and I’m pretty sure the physical buttons have been kept to a minimum…
Chris Youn, the same guy that gave us two great iPhone concepts now published a LG concept design, the xoxo. This one is intended for the business lady and it looks particularly appealing. The example given here is a young woman called Cathy Kim, who lives in New York and works as a freelance architect. She has to prepare for her presentations and still socialize with the aid of her phone…
That’s why the LG xoxo is appealing to her and this device seems to be some sort of clamshell, that can separate into two units. One of them is the keyboard and one of them is the display, both of them interacting via wireless connections. The whole LG xoxo measures 0.5 inches in thickness and weighs 1.1 lb. The interface on this LG concept phone seems to be very original and appealing and the keyboard looks comfortable.
Apparently you can also plug in one of these handsets to the server managing all the information the user needs. To me this looks like a square touchscreen phone, a unique format that has failed to catch on over the past years. It’s really nice that you can separate this smartphone into two parts, with one being the remote keyboard and the other the touchscreen. I wonder how much distance can be put between two parts of the LG xoxo device… Would a young lady really have an use for this unit? Let’s imagine some specs now: 4.7 inch touchscreen, 720p resolution, 2GHz dual core phone, 8MP camera, 32GB of memory.
As a person who played with the LG Optimus Black in prototype phase, long before it came out I have to say that last year in Spring I considered the handset to be one of the best Android devices of the moment. It had the elegance, it had the style, the OS was OK, everything was fine… and now comes a follow-up, at least as a concept. Meet the LG Optimus Black S, created by Hasan Kaymak, who also has some other LG concept phones here.
This time the LG Optimus Black S is a dual core phone, one that uses a 1.5GHz processor, a 4.3 inch 720p HD Nova display and an 8 megapixel camera at the back. There’s also a 3MP front cam, as well as NFC, LTE, HSPA+ and WiFi b/g/n (60GHz) and a 2100 mAh battery. The handset uses Gorilla Glass 2 protection, a metallic case and the same G button we liked so much on the original model, probably with new feature. I’d love to see this phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is a possibility considering the specs.
Will this handset ever become real or it will remain a mere LG smartphone design?
The LG Optimus phone series has just reached Generation Five, courtesy of a concept made by Bob Freking. This smartphone uses a Intel Medfield chip, that supposedly provides 24 hours of battery life courtesy of a single 1500 mAh power source, so that’s very efficient power consumption, if you ask me.
LG Optimus 5 features a 4.5 inch IPS Display with 720p HD resolution and a chassis that’s a mere 7mm in thickness. The Intel Medfield processor is supposed to beat the Snapdragon dual core units and TI OMAP even in its single core iteration. However, this CPU used here is the dual core Medfield and it appears you can adjust the clockrate of the SoC up to 1.5GHz. This LG concept phone supports 4G connectivity, features a 3D display and also incorporates two 8 megapixel cameras with support for 3D capture.
Two 2 megapixel cameras are present at the front, most likely providing 3D videocalling. The OS of choice is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich predictably enough, with a customized LG UI. LG Optimus 5 is promoted by Bob Freking as a device that will be unveiled at CES 2012 and it will save LG and all other companies from battery loss.
Can you imagine a phone that behaves like a piece of paper? Well, the LG Paper Touch Phone is one such unique handset, that’s able to unfold four times, each time providing different uses. Four-folding is supported and the resulting folds are put together using elastomer joint.
Once the LG concept phone is completely unwrapped, it offers the user the chance to view an OLED display, useful for web browsing, video chatting and e-book reading. When folded, the gadget is a mere phone, but when completely and totally unfolded it become some sort of a laptop, with multimedia integration.
This is not the first time I’ve seen a device that’s both a tablet and a phone, so this trend might generate some real life gadgets soon.
Created by Jason Betty, the LG Slide Phone is not an idea we haven’t seen before, with its rollout screen from the side of the device. This expanding section allows you to view web pages better, get some extra space for controls and navigation, plus cool gaming features.
We are however worried about the fragility of this mechanism, that looks very breakable, to be honest. The big display you see in these pics is rolled inside the LG Slide Phone, but you can also use the standard display, that’s big enough for a regular smartphone. We’re dealing with a very thin handset, one that comes with a fish eye mirror that can be used when taking pictures.
I guess that flexible display technology might be behind this unit, if it ever comes to life. It would mean that this LG concept phone is both a handset and tablet, an expandable one that is, with a folding screen.
Designer Edward Hale recently showed us his interesting LG concept phone, called Triptych. This folding phone can turn into a tablet and it features a main screen and two auxiliary displays that are able to fold out, in order to provide more reading, playback and typing space.
We guess that the device is running Android and we just had a thought: what if this device could run Android Gingerbread or 2.4 when in phone mode and switch to Honeycomb when it enters big screen (tablet) mode? Considering that LG is yet to reveal its first tablet, we’ll wait and see if they will use any ideas from concepts like the one you can see here.