Monday, May 21st, 2012
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?
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
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…
Chris Youn, the same guy that gave us two great
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.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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
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?
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
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.
Can you imagine a phone that
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.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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.
[via Design Buzz]
Monday, September 27th, 2010
LG Design the Future Competition, but didn’t make the top 3. Created by Eugene Kim, the LG Eagle is a dual touchscreen handset, with a sexy gap between its two segments, as shown in the images below.
Going back to the past, we uncover a phone design that participated in the
This stylish phone uses dual multi-touch screens, that provide a nifty gaming experience, one that’s on par with the Nintendo DS. The gap between the two screen segments might make the device a bit thick, but that’s the price you pay for sexy looks. LG Eagle’s exterior features control buttons, so you can operate the device, without flipping it open.
I have a feeling that if this phone were real, it would sell like crazy in Japan…
Friday, June 11th, 2010
LG Tag concept phone, pictured below and created by Speed Studio Design. The device clips to the ear of the user for better portability and hands-free use.
Sometimes the best designs aren’t the complex and good-looking ones, but the simplistic ones. This is proved by the original
LG Tag comes with a simple touchscreen, that allows you to navigate the menus via scrolling and tapping. The device handles data entry and can connect to a computer through wireless and reach any other mobile device, relying on a proprietary website. Social networking features are supported too and we learn that Tag’s rear side is a speaker surface.
Basically, this can be considered a cellphone hidden inside a Bluetooth earpiece, complete with a tiny touchscreen…
[via The Design Blog]
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
LG Design the Future Competition awards (honourable mention), we have to mention the LG Atlas concept phone. Designed with the disabled users in mind, this device docks into a base that projects pages, so the user can view multiple apps at the same time.
Among the devices that got
The phone’s dock uses a tracking system that senses your hand gestures, allowing the user to spin the pages in a loop, plus zoom in and out. A phone with a projector is not a new idea, but the way this innovation is implemented on the Atlas is really something new.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
LG Design the Future Competition has come to an end, so now we know the winners of the challenge meant to find the future of LG mobile phones. LG partnered with crowdSPRING in this initiative and received no less than 400 design submissions. The winner is the AL-i concept, created by Zack Filbert, Chris Carpenter, James Connors, and Kees Luyendijk.
Unfortunately we can’t show you the design, but we can show you the second placed handset, LG Premium.
Back to the winner, AL-i is the work of second year industrial design students from the same design class in Virginia Tech. LG AL-i is a smartphone concept based on one-handed use. The students will receive $20,000 for their effort, plus Autodesk Alias Sketch software.
As far as Premium is concerned, this is a mobile phone with 3D interface that connects the phone and car together. It’ll allow the user to adjust in-car climate, control infotainment features, select seat memory and check tire pressure. The concept is the work of Nouphone Bansasine, a professional car designer.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
LG concept phones, we’ve got some designs for you, courtesy of the folks who took part in the “Design the Future Competition”. This time we’re dealing with the LG HF3 phone, designed by Aaron Martinez and relying on a new voice recognition technology.
If you’ve been missing
The device pictured above is able to respond to the user’s voice commands, allowing him to access the web, email, contacts, calendar, multimedia features and even start apps. There’s no need to pre-record commands or names, thanks to an advanced Voice Recognition Technology, that identifies all commands.
Speak-to-text is also supported, so we guess there’s no more need for keys (virtual or real) on this device. You mustn’t compare this feature with Google Voice or Vlingo, since it’s different, it doesn’t involve an extra price or a third party app. Moving on to the specs, LG HF3 appears to incorporate a huge touchscreen display, a Microsoft Silverlight web browser, Windows Mobile and Bluetooth.
The features of this concept phone are amazing, specially as far as the performance is concerned. The screen uses LED backlight technology, a TFT active matrix, supports a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1080p display format, 120Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time. Also, the handset can use up to 200GB of memory, thanks to an 80GB SIM card and an 128GB SD card.
LG HF3′s battery is a Li-ion unit, that takes only 20 minutes to charge, while the device also provides 70 Mbps transfer rate. Incredible? Yes! Now we wait your input on the phone. Don’t forget to have a look at Aaron Martinez’s portofolio, over here.