Sony hasn’t been very impressive as far as phone designs are concerned over the past year or two, but maybe it’s time for a home run. Insiders and rumor mongers say that the Xperia Z5 will finally change that Omnibalance design with something else, something new. Till that happens, let’s have a look at the following Sony Xperia Z5 concept, created by Chris Chen.
This model rendered here keeps the specs of the Xperia Z3+, but also brings more gaming-oriented features. The device feels very much like a Lumia or an older Nokia, maybe even a Communicator. The device is a bit bulky for my taste, but the gaming controls are nice. I can’t quite figure out how the QWERTY keyboard and joystick are alternated, but apparently they’re virtual and shown on a screen.
There are enough people who will be nostalgic enough to buy such a device, believe me. The thickness remains its main problem and the similarity to a Lumia, as well as the fact that the controls look physical. Specs don’t quite matter here, since they’re the same with the ones of the Xperia Z3+. What do you say of this design?
[Thanks Chris Chen]