We’ve been writing about modular phones for about 10 years now and they have yet to conquer the mainstream. Modu had the right idea, Project Ara had the right funding and Moto Z seemed to be the one. None of them made a big splash and we’re only left with
Category: Cool concepts
For a while there two things seemed to be just around the corner when it came to mobile devices: modularity and smart glasses. Both were big around 2011-2012 and both failed miserably, most people blaming Google for that. Now modularity is back, albeit as a concept, like the one below,
Not all the concept phones we cover remain renders and sci fi wet dreams. Some of them get announced by big companies, like the OnePlus Concept One or the Honor Magic Phone. Vivo actually has a series of concept phones called Vivo APEX. The latest such concept is the Vivo
TCL made the news in a negative way recently, when they decided to drop the BlackBerry brand starting in August. Now they’re off to braver projects, like a slide out screen phone, which just got detailed and rendered by CNET. We’ve seen foldable TCL phones before, even a triple folding
There was a time when a so called “tradition” was in place: each big phone maker launched a concept phone that would never make it on the market. Huawei had Honor Magic, OnePlus recently had the Concept Phone, the Mi Mix Alpha is also an example, plus the Vivo APEX
Essential Phone 2 has already kind of leaked and it’s narrower than the “remote control” Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. It’s an odd duck for sure, so designer Concept Creator proposes an alternative and also explains it in the video below. First of all, the device is rather simple and
You probably forgot about the Essential Phone… Andy Rubin’s passion project is far from done and we’re preparing for the second gen smartphone. The first one was received with mixed feelings, but at least it tried something new, also some modularity. Now let’s see the Essential Phone 2. We start
While people are mostly unhappy with the camera design of the iPhone 11 Pro, it’s probably going to be as inspired and as copied as the notch was. It’s already happening, as designer Dennis Sedov created the C4 camera, a point and shoot device inspired by the iPhone 11 Pro.
Jonas Daehnert is a name you probably haven’t heard of, but at the same time you may know the designer as… Phone Designer. This time, after creating a few Surface Phones and Lumias, he turns his face towards a Tiny Phone. What came out of that can be seen below.
Every once in a while I peruse Behance.net looking for up and coming designers, who have a bolder view of industrial design. My latest find is David Wayne, who envisioned a new Oppo Find X, which is rendered below. Meet the Oppo Find X2! If you remember, the Oppo Find