Friday, September 14th, 2012
Sony Xperia NX, the device that combined the features of an Xperia smartphone and also the features of a Sony NEX camera? Well, the creator of the mockup, Razec from Esato is back with a finalized design of the device. We’re dealing with a cameraphone with a beautiful metallic case and what looks like a bright ring of light at the bottom below the Home virtual button.
There’s still a 24.5 megapixel camera at the back, a metallic ring around the camera and the handset has both a black and silver version. The camera looks so sci-fi it’s crazy and while we don’t have specs for this model, we’ve previously speculated on what it could include. Xperia NX/Yuuko may be able to do 1080p/60p/60i video, just like a NEX camera and the concept also mentions an APS-C sensor and interchangeable lens. It’s got Android in the Jelly Bean form probably and most likely the Sony customizations.
That means some cool icons, PlayStation certification, Mobile Bravia technology, xLOUD, some Exmor R maybe, TimeScape, MediaScape, Xperia Hot Shots app preinstalled and all the other things that the Xperia is known for, including kickass headphones and noise cancelling. The camera remains the strong point of this Xperia concept and the metallic body is supposed to appeal to photographers and other passionate Sony fans. Give this baby a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, microSD and LTE and we’re happy!
Monday, August 27th, 2012
Razec a lot in here, since he was a very prolific designer of Sony Ericsson concepts. Now he’s back with a new design, imagining a combination between a Sony Xperia phone and a Sony NEX camera. The result is the Sony Xperia NX mockup, pictured below.
Our readers who have been following us from 2008 must have heard the name
Razec calls the device unfinished and sees it as a hybrid, with a 24.5 megapixel camera at the back and a very rectangular design. Doing a quick web search, I found that a Sony NEX camera, the Nex 7 model has a 18-55 mm lens bundled and a massive 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor. The latter can be borrowed in a more compact form and implemented on a future Xperia, being able to do Full HD 1080/60p/60i video. The thing is that the camera I’m talking about here costs $1349, so the phone will be extremely pricey as well.
Imagine that the camera on its own measures 42.8 mm in thickness and borrowing the sensor for a phone seems like a sci-fi dream for now. As you can see here, the Sony Xperia NX concept is not shown from profile, so it can have a huge bulge for the camera area. I particularly like the area below the virtual Android keys, since it looks so elegant, but there’s got to be more to it than blank space…
Monday, December 26th, 2011
Razec from esato.com for a while now, since he showed us some of his works. However, after taking a break from handset designs, he’s back now! Leaving that aside, I’m here to show you his latest work, a Sony Xperia concept called Yu and depicted below. The handset is a typical rectangular Xperia handset with 3 virtual buttons at the bottom and one unique feature you’ll learn after the break.
I’ve known the designer
I’m talking about the four 5 megapixel camera sensors it has attached to the back, giving a strong video/photo capture performance. Sony Xperia Yu is the world’s first four camera smartphone and it comes with a backlit logo (in blue, says Sony), a programmable second touchscreen OLED display for quick UI navigation. Those 3 virtual buttons at the bottom are in fact a touchscreen area that you can fill with your own shortcuts, buttons and whatnot.
The four cameras I mentioned have an output resolution of 16 megapixels and they’re based on a technology called microstiching. You can also attach external lens accessories and flash to this handset, via a special area compatible with such gizmos. Razec has been on a 3D design hiatus for 3 years and now he’s back, so we’re looking forward for more of his excellent work.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Sony Ericsson Wilhelmina came with a stunning idea: a clamshell gaming phone, that really takes the whole PSP Phone idea to another level. Now, we get more info about the device, from the creator of the concept, Esato forum member Razec.
Wilhelmina comes with PlayStation Suite support, a 4 core system on chip processor and a Linux-based Java platform. The Sony Ericsson concept supports wireless charging and uses a technology called Unity Display. What’s that? Well, a way to unit two touchscreen displays in a clamshell mechanism, with a single interface. Also, this involves a very small space of separation between the displays, actually no separation at all, it possible….
You also get panoramic superwidescreen view on such a device and the virtual gaming keys are placed at the edges of the resulting huge display. Other feats include 1GB of SDRAM, 32GB of flash memory, Qriocity support, glowing Xperia logo, 8MP autofocus camera with 1080p video capture and built-in 186mAh battery. Did I mention that the total screen resolution is 1632 x 544 pixels?
Friday, December 25th, 2009
Sony Ericsson Nanami concept phone teased before, but now the design was finalized by Esato star designer Razec. The handset is a swivel smartphone with a huge 3.1 inch display and a 12 megapixel camera with MPEG-4 720p HD video resolution.
We’ve seen the
The above-mentioned screen is a 3.1 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and the device’s specs list includes the Windows Mobile 7 OS, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, an AMD Z430 graphics processor, a 16mm thin case and OpenGL ES 2.0 support.
A high capacity Lithium Polymer 1500 mAh battery is also on board, together with the camera’s Xenon Flash, videoLEGlight, manual focus option, a glossy, matte and metallic finish (combined) and the option to capture HD video. You can consider Sony Ericsson Nanami both a performing smartphone and a powerful handycam, all in one device.
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
2010 Sony Ericsson phones, we have a detailed look at the Sony Ericsson Karina concept phone. The device is pictured below and it combines the Walkman and Cyber-shot brands into a 11.9mm thick smartphone that runs Windows Mobile.
Days after Esato board user Razec teased us with a couple of
Karina supports GSM, HSDPA, WiMAX 802.16e, Bluetooth 3.0 and comes with a 3.2 inch HWVGA TFT LCD display, the TI-OMAP 3430 platform (Samsung ARM Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX 535 Graphics 28MT/s) and 256MB RAM. There’s also 1GB of internal memory on board, a microSD-XC card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microUSB port.
Windows Mobile 7 is running the show on the handset, in a customized version and the device also packs a 1500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. At the back of Sony Ericsson Karina you’ll find an 8 megapixel HD camera, with 720p video recording support, a mechanical lens cover, LED flash and a 1/3.2 inch Sony Exmor CMOS sensor.
I have to say that Razec did a great job with this Windows Mobile 7 phone that combines the features of a smartphone with the ones of a cameraphone and we hope to see more of these handsets in 2010!
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Sony Ericsson concept phones on Esato, we get some teasers of the upcoming devices, courtesy of designer Razec. The first is Sony Ericsson Nanami, pictured below and probably being a touch cameraphone, “the revival of something exotic” and a… slider? (we’re only guessing).
In preparation of the 2010
Next up is Sony Ericsson Karina, pictured below, a “slim and neat” handset, that’s both compact and powerful, it seems to run a mystery flavour of Windows Mobile and features a bright touchscreen. There’s a HD inscription near the camera at the back, so we’re guessing the sensor is 8/12 MP and it comes with autofocus and serious flash power.
This slim device with Windows Mobile 7 (we’re guessing again) might be the ultimate XPERIA of 2010, although the handsets of this series have gone the Android way. I’d put a 1 GHz CPU under that case… Great teasers, Razec!
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
XPERIA Candela concept phone. Well, now it has been finalized, so you can check it out below and there’s an impressive specs list to have a look at, as well.
Esato board user razec has surpassed himself yet again and you are certainly familiar with the
Razec’s splendid XPERIA Candela concept packs a capacitive touchscreen display, a 12 megapixel CCD camera with 720p HD video capture and the ability to record videos at 300 FPS. This handset also comes with BRAVIA technology, since it’s the first phone to incorporate a RGB LED display taken directly from the BRAVIA TVs.
This screen sports a 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio and a 852 x 480 pixels resolution @ 16:9. Android 2.0 OS runs the show on the device, in its fully customized version and in case you’re wondering, there’s no physical keyboard on this device, but rather a virtual one, thanks to another capacitive display.
Said secondary capacitive display will play the role of a keyboard, jotter, music player buttons and a virtual game pad. It also comes with handwriting recognition, a math calculator and a magnetic stylus. Sony Ericsson XPERIA Candela even supports Photoshop, thanks to an AMD Z430 graphics core, while gaming is handled with the aid of a Snapdragon processor, that supports 22M T/sec and 136M Pix/s, for a PlayStation-like experience.
As if these specs weren’t enough, the list is completed by a magnesium arc slider design, HSUPA 2100 MHz/ WiMAX 802.16e connectivity, a Jukebox mode, 384MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB ROM, 16/32GB internal memory and a 1500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. I am officially in love with this phone and frankly it’s hard to believe that we’ll see a more attractive XPERIA concept in 2009.
Monday, September 14th, 2009
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Candela concept “live” picture fools any major gadget blog, but this image is too hot to be ignored. We’re dealing with a mockup of the XPERIA design we’ve shown you previously, a very, very good Photoshop job.
I could have waited for a couple of days, to see if razec’s
I wouldn’t mind seeing the Sony Ericsson Candela phone become real, but I doubt that SE will please the talented Esato board member. In this case, what can we do? All of us, futuristic device fans and industrial design freaks will have to unite into a single community, get in touch with developers and maybe some day, a minor phone manufacturer will approach the community and release the device…
Is open source production the way to go?
Friday, September 11th, 2009
Sony Ericsson Candela teaser shown by Esato board user Razec? Now the designer has finally revealed his vision, of the dual display concept phone Candela, that’s still under development. This is another XPERIA design, that’s part of the “Gametertainment Series”, a promising branding, if you ask me.
Large touchscreen display? Checked! Virtual keyboard, able to display some QWERTY hotness or a touchpad area, for you to draw at will? Checked! A nice camera at the back? Checked! (I speculate, but it might be true).
This dual display phone is a premiere, because it’s Razec’s first 3D modelled concept and we’re looking forward to see its finished version.