Mohamed Magdy is the same guy who designed the Nokia C8 handset that I’m sure you’ve seen. Today I’ve come across another design of his, the Nokia Snow, that’s detailed in the pictures and video below. This is a 4 inch smartphone with a 1000 x 600 pixel resolution and a beautiful glass body with chrome edges. You can find some other concepts made by Mohamed right here.
The screen is a Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and other specs of the Nokia Snow model include a front 2 MP camera, a 14.1 megapixel camera at the back, with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. There’s also a SIM card slot on board, a microSD card slot, a microUSB 3.0 port, micro HDMI and a noise cancelation microphone. The device is supposed to run Windows Phone 7 and it adopts a flat design for its case. I like those Windows buttons very much, since they’re integrated into the device discretely.
The back of the phone and its rounded edges, plus that touch of chrome make it a pretty elegant device, certainly fancier than those plastic units Lumia 710 and Lumia 610. Is this better than the Nokia Lumia 800? Can’t really say, as they’re different designs, both pretty good. What’s Nokia going to come up with once they’ve used up the N9 form factor? We’ll have to wait and see…
It’s been a while since I’ve see a Nokia device with a portrait sliding QWERTY form factor… let alone one with a touchscreen display and a keyboard of this type. Meet the Nokia Touch & Type True concept, created by FireDragon and published on Mynokiablog.com. The handset is supposedly from the C2-06 range and it comes with a main home button below the display.
This dream Nokia is pocketable, user-friendly, made for single hand use, it has an optical trackpad and a 3.2 inch touchscreen display. The phone runs Nokia Belle on top of a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4 or 8 GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card slot. A 5/8 megapixel camera is on board, as well as a front cam, for videocalling. And finally, the Nokia Touch & Type slider comes with GPS, WiFi, USB otg, a kickstand and a 1700 mAh battery, that should provide a long time of functioning.
Know that the camera on this device is able to scan a business card with readable content and the main appeal of the phone you see here is the ability to type very fast on its portrait QWERTY keyboard. The designer dismisses landscape sliders, finding them annoying and disturbing when traveling and during meetings.
Nokia Diamond is a concept created by Richard Malachowski, from China, who envisions a device with sharp edges and corners and overall and aerodynamic and aggressively shaped smartphone. This Nokia design also involves a triangle-shaped camera sensor and a back side that seems to sport a wood surface. The device may have the many corners of a diamond, but still it’s able to sit right on a flat surface.
With so many corners on the Nokia Diamond one would expect it to sting the user’s hand, to be honest. Also, it can feel a bit uncomfortable in the palm of the user, but at least it’s unique in form factor and it looks very light and slim. I have no real specs for this model, so I suppose we’re dealing with a 4 inch touch display smartphone with Clear Black AMOLED technology, Symbian Belle or MeeGo as the OS of choice, 1 GB of RAM, a 1GHz processor and a 5 or 8 megapixel camera at the back.
The volume buttons on this baby also seem to be wooden, just like the battery cover, while the rest of the phone might as well be polycarbonate. Of course, the wood-like side can be an imitation, but I doubt Nokia would resort to such materials. In the end I see this as a fashion phone, considering its shape, name, materials and form factor.
Nokia Essence is a concept that doesn’t stray at all from the basic idea of the phone: connecting people globally via all the means possible. Created by Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul, this Nokia concept supports the management of the user’s connections in two fashions: locally and globally.
In the local range you’ll connect all your devices in a single network, either via pairing, Internet or both. Nokia Essence will provide a global connection joining two or more users in a single global network. As far as design goes, the handset is basic and simple, sporting a switch at each end, with the top one being used to turn on and off the local connection.
The bottom switch handles the global connection and sharing with others. This phone is about calling people and connecting to them and getting more into the hardware, we find that the shells can slide over and unveil the number dialing buttons, with the numeric pad being very comfortable. A nifty feat is that if you press and hold the number 5 key a menu will appear.
On the back there’s an original touchpad, that can be used to control many applications and even other wireless gadgets. Incredible? Yes! Futuristic Nokia? Not so much, since the Finns can pull this off even today.
What we have right here is a leak of a mockup of a potential Nokia 900 sketch, so this is not to be taken for authentic… This is supposed to be among the first Windows Phone 7 units from Nokia and maybe it’s the Sea Ray model I’ve been hearing so much about.
Daily Mobile quotes a reliable source that’s behind this pic, that mentions a 4 inch Corning Gorilla Glass with CBD AMOLED technology behind it and a fast 1.5GHz dual core processor. Strangely enough this is supposed to be a 720p display, a trend that I’ve been seeing on the latest Samsung, Motorola and LG leaked devices.
At the back there’s a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dedicated shutter key and 1080p video capture at 30 fps. Swipe gestures are integrated into the OS, probably left over from MeeGo… As far as connectivity goes, you get Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, NFC and GPS. 4 loudspeakers, a Windows Phone button and 32GB of internal memory complete the ideal hardware list.
Expect an estimated 500 euro price tag before taxes and a debut in Q1 2012.
With Windows Phone Mango so close to launch, it’s time to see some concepts with this OS on board… Among them we find the Nokia W6-00 Communication, a device that’s created by Patrick Walters and pictured below.
This nifty slider comes with a 4 row QWERTY keyboard, the usual WP7 buttons and the classic Windows Phone interface. I’m guessing that a 3.7 to 4 inch display is available here, plus the typical quality Nokia keyboard (thinking about the E7 here). Nevermind that this is closer to a drawing/sketch than a Photoshop work, the idea is solid.
Any suggestions on how to make this device even cooler? Maybe with a powerful camera, an original sliding mechanism and a special Nokia UI for Mango OS?
Nokia HG-1 is a new concept created by Conny Larsson, who imagined a hourglass design and the Maemo 5 desktop on board. There’s also the Android option for this device, that doesn’t seem quite pocket friendly, but rather something to put on the table or shelf.
This model is thicker at its lower and upper edges, while the center is slimmer and completely made of glass, incorporating the display. The same glass can transform semi transparent or opaque, according to the user’s preferences. There are also pressure sensitive sidebars on this model, that replace navigation buttons.
Strangely enough, the Nokia HG-1 comes with 3 microUSB ports, making us think of connecting to a PC, display and projector at the same time. A mini HDMI port is also on board and if you’re wondering about thickness, the bulkier sides could be about 10mm, while the slim side is about 3-4mm.
Hardi Kõvamees is the creator of the Nokia E11 device, a touch and type handset that might as well be the next direction that the Finns are taking, as they wait for Windows Phone 7. This device combines an unusual physical keyboard (at least for Nokia) with a screen that I assume is about 2.8 inches in diagonal.
The result is the Nokia E11 design, that supposedly comes with a pretty good camera, maybe an 8 megapixel one. A front camera, 8GB of internal memory and this handset would be perfect. Also, the price should be around 150 euros, if possible…
Tommy Incrosnatu, the same guy who created this incredible Nokia concept phone, also designed the following device that you see below. He teamed up with artists Oula Runila and Miika Herranen, while the background photo belongs to Shawn Palmquist. As you can see, we have a very modern smartphone interface right here, with simplified graphics.
This concept was created in order to showcase the beauty of Finnish nature and the result will be a 60 second TV clip, according to Tommy. We can only imagine that we’re seeing here is a very beautiful Nokia phone design of the future, with an UI that reminds me a bit of MeeGo and a Home menu that’s a little bit like the one in HTC Sense.
The widgets are pretty interesting in this interface and while the device looks like the HTC HD7 a tiny bit, we can’t help but imagine it to be Nokia smartphone with Windows Phone 7 on board…
The series of Nokia concepts continues, this time with a device called Nokia N8-01, created by BlackIdea. The handset comes with realistic specs, that include a 4 inch Clear Black Display with Super AMOLED technology and Dragontrail Glass protection.
Nokia N8-01 runs Symbian^3 with PR3.0/Belle and its most impressive feature is the 16 megapixel camera with autofocus, Carl Zeiss Optics and True Zoom technology. There’s also a Xenon flash in the mix, plus a 3.2 megapixel camera at the front with Facelock feature. Hardware also includes a dual core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 1GB ROM, 32GB storage and a microSD card slot.
HDMI and Dolby Digital Plus round up the specs list. Nothing new about the design of this Nokia model, but maybe we’ll learn more about the newcomers during tomorrow’s Nokia event in Athens.