Next Google Nexus Phone Design Proposed: Edge to Edge Screen and More

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Looking for a solid Nexus 5 design? Well, the folks of The Verge have come up with an interesting idea, that you can see in the images below. They’re analyzing the current design trends and adopting the best on a proposition for the next Google Nexus phone.

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The codename here is Meracus, that means clear/pure, so the concept relies on a screen that takes up most of the facade of the phone. The idea is to minimize the bezel and there are two size versions of the device, one that borrows from the HTC Droid DNA and combines it with the idea behind the Nexus 4 and the other size is equivalent to the iPhone 4 and uses a screen taken from the Xperia T. The notification light is moved to the lower right corner of the facade of the device, while the speaker is all the way to the top and the front facing camera is moved to the remote corner of the facade.

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The Proximity sensor is on the side of the display now. All of the moves are done to gain more screen estate on the device, if possible. The Mera M model is a 133.9 mm x 68.7 mm phone, while the Mera P is a 120 mm x 61.2 mm handset, that’s inspired by the size of the iPhone 4. The ear speaker grille is extended and flattened in order to allow seamless pull down gestures. The on screen buttons and top panel will be off when the device is in idle mode, like in apps or video watching, but they can be tapped to be brought back.

Everything is accompanied by the 2014 released of Android, Android Marshmallow J. Do you think this can be done?

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[via The Verge]

  • Matt

    regardless of the position of the light sensor, the soft-keys need to be centered. for sizing, I think it’s best to stick to a size closer to the DNA than the iPhone

  • Gabriel Tirado

    Ohhh god! This phone its so perfect. The enterprises can produce one phone similar whith this. The screen its perfect for usage and the position of light of notificaton not is most inteligent becouse the people can touch the hand and not go look for the light. More, the design its perfect.

  • Andrés

    I love this phone! If it was real, I’d buy it.
    However, I think it lacks the sensor! But anyway, it’s awesome!

  • sket

    I think guys at The Verge did a great job designing this. It has something new to bring to the table with it’s sensors, front facing camera and notification light placement. I never took apart a touchscreen device so i don’t know why the bezels can’t be this thin (even just the side ones) in the curent phones, but i hope we see devices with no bezels popping up soon.

    There are, however, a few issues this design can present. For example, many people said they liked the bezels on the current Nexus 4. They said it gives them nice plece to hold on to the device while watching video in landscape mode, or even taking videos and pictures.

    Never the less, i really like the design and i hope the next generation of Nexus phones looks something like this… and sells at the same price point the current one is selling 🙂

  • Firman H

    This is too great!! I hope this phone is real!

  • Malik

    Please have this be a reality !! Its looks awesome I’ll buy it. I love nexus devices currently have galaxy nexus. It would be if it was able to show the entire display in movie mode and a gesture switch

  • Justin

    omg please take this google make this into the nexus six or the nexus 5 2014