Nexus 5 Phone is Curved, Very Curved…

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Designer Sph1re from Deviantart has created the next Nexus Phone concept, which he calls the Nexus 5. We’re dealing with a very rounded and curved handset here, both in profile and edges. It’s shaped like an hourglass and I am extremely curious how such a model would feel in the user’s hand.

As you can see, the Nexus 5 phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has 3 capacitive buttons, classic for Android and a camera at the back with flash. WiFi and LTE should be available, as well as NFC and maybe the rumored quad core Snapdragon processor. There’s also a special lid at the back bottom area, that maybe hides the microSIM and microSD card slots.

Seeing that this model is so curved and thin, it looks very fragile and there’s something about it that screams HTC and somehow… Alcatel?! The front camera integration doesn’t quite convince me, since it’s too close to the edge, but other than that I’m happy with this design. It may be a bit too curved to feel like a serious smartphone and it may look a bit too playful. However, I think it’s a breath of fresh air, with all those rectangles out there.

[Via Deviantart]

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  • samXLR

    would not fit to a pocket – kinda fail there O_o

  • Nexus

    More like the phone fits perfectly on your butt pocket.

  • nexus5

    its a pad.. literally

  • Andrew Moore

    This update would completely disable Android Beam (C)and I currently have the Nexus 5 prototype so I know it will stay at LG. Anyone who was looking forward to this update I am truly sorry. But I work on this project and know that this curve would disable over 50 features we are working on. Also this would make cell service keep breaking off and would not be possible to do as you would probably sit on it not realizing it was there because of the curve.

    I am truly sorry again if you liked the curve design but this would give you something like a old dumb phone from the 1990’s because the service would be so crappy and you would not be able to install a SIM card.

    Sorry about the bad news,
    Andrew Moore
    Nexus Project President