Monday, August 6, 2012

New concepts in Android mobilephones

ASUS Smartphone Concept is Both Fat and Phat

Dreaming of a quad core ASUS phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board? That’s exactly what you get today, courtesy of Deviantart member rodrigoDSCT, who admires ASUS and decided to create this concept. We’re talking about a smartphone with rounded edges, that make it look a bit “fat”, so to say. It measures 8mm in thickness and weighs 120 grams.
ASUS Smartphone Concept is Both Fat and Phat
This ASUS smartphone is supposed to come in black or white and feature a 4.5 inch 720p display with Super AMOLED tech and Gorilla Glass II. Other features include 1.5GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage and a quad core 1.5 GHz Tegra CPU. The handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has updates guaranteed for two years, according to the designer. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera, the same one from the Sony Xperia Arc and iPhone 4S, while at the front we find a 1.3 megapixel cam.
Other feats include two microphones, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a loud speaker at the back. The rest of the specs are considered similar to the Sony Xperia S and HTC One X. There’s a lot of finesse put into the design of the camera area on this device and its facade looks very much like a HTC to me. What do you think about this ASUS phone concept?

Google Nexus 2013 Concept (Final Version) With Tegra 4 CPU, Sold by Google Wireless Carrier

We offered you a concept of the Galaxy Nexus 2 and a teaser for an upcoming Google Nexus phone. Now Bob Freking delivered the Google Nexus 2013, a really well designed piece of work and a very original idea behind it. This phone is all Google, so much that even its wireless network is offered by Google. The search engine giant is supposed to handle the software, hardware and network in this case. We have a gallery below and you can click on the pictures to see their larger versions.
Google Nexus 2013 Concept (Final Version) With Tegra 4 CPU, Sold by Google Wireless Carrier
Bob Freking’s concept involves the announcement of Google Wireless, the company’s own carrier with cheap 4G plans. Also, know that the phones with support for this newfound carrier will lack bloatware and will be thinner, lacking a SIM card, that will actually be built in. Google Nexus 2013 features a 4.8 inch AMOLED display with a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, a 1.6 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 quad core processor and a 13.1 megapixel HD camera. The device is suppoed to be sold by Google for $299 unlocked and for $49 locked on Google Wireless.
This “Nexus 2″ runs Android Key Lime Pie, with an updated version of Google Now and G Network, that offers free messaging and calls to other Android 4.2 phones. By the way Key Lime Pie is actually Android 4.2. The phone also integrates the Google Fiber service and as far as design goes, Nexus 2013 has some cool lines at the back, that light up depending on the notification you get. This lighting system is actually the famous logo of the Nexus family. Everything is covered with polycarbonate and Gorilla Glass and other specs include a 2 megapixel front camera and 3000 mAh battery. Beautiful and brilliant work Bob!

The Google Nexus 2013 Phone by Bob Freking

We’ve already posted a teaser of the next Galaxy Nexus phone, made by Bob Freking. There was also the Nexus 2 concept we had, that went viral. And now we’ve got this shade and Bob Freking asks you for clues and a guessing game on what this device is all about.
The Google Nexus 2013 Phone by Bob Freking
I’m guessing it’s a quad core device with Android Key Lime Pie or maybe Android L, who knows? It seems like a very slim device and the big shades on the side make me think about one volume button, but what about the other? Then I had a revelation: what if this is not a phone and its shadow, but a phone with a sliding part? And what if those things that look like volume buttons are in fact shoulder buttons? Could it be a Google Nexus Xperia Play 2?! Of course, this is just my speculation and the final device isn’t ready yet.
You can guess, speculate, throw ideas and generally talk about this mockup/idea in the Comments are below and on Facebook by clicking the picture above.

Sony Xperia Neo S Has Great Display PPI (319)

Ben Ling has produced a number of Xperia concepts so far and some have been very interesting. The thing is that he doesn’t actually change much of the original designs of Sony phones, he just upgrades the specs and works around the main design. Such is the case of the Sony Xperia Neo S, yet another evolution of the Xperia Neo.
Sony Xperia Neo S Has Great Display PPI (319)
We’re dealing here with a 4.2 inch smartphone with a TFT scratch resistant capacitive touchscreen, an 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash and 16X digital zoom. The handset’s cam does 1080p video capture and the Sony Xperia Neo S also comes with a a front 1.3 megapixel camera with 720p capture. Inside there’s a dual core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 processor (NovaThor U8500) and other specs include 768 MB of RAM, Android 4.0.7 ICS and 8GB of storage. The smartphone measures 11.5mm in thickness and weighs 125 grams.
It has a 319 ppi pixel density and offers technologies like Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, xLOUD, Sony White Magic and a Li-Ion 1520 mAh battery. Other features are Bluetooth 4.0, multitouch for up to 4 fingers and a microSD card slot with 64GB support. Fancy this Xperia Neo S design?

Bob Freking Prepares Google Nexus Revolution – Teaser for Now

It appears that you liked very much the Galaxy Nexus 2 concept, that went viral on Facebook and Google+. It received 100 likes, over 30 shares and over 20 Google+ +1 votes. Now this device inspired our often quoted designer Bob Freking to create his own vision of the Google future. He imagined the “Android K with Nexus”, shown through a teaser below.
Bob Freking Prepares Google Nexus Revolution   Teaser for Now
He promises that the next concept will be a mixture of software and hardware. Bob held Jelly Bean in his hands and has a good idea of what it’s about. He claims it’s perfect and says it’s hard to improve something so polished. Well, he has a few ideas, applied to what looks like the new Galaxy Nexus phone, in his vision. He is still thinking about the concept and gathering ideas, so suggestions are welcome as usual.
I imagine that Google will launch a new Nexus phone with Android Key Lime Pie, that’s what the K stands for this time. So, either Bob Freking imagines the phone of the next Android release or the 2013 Nexus handset. Having seen his next teaser, I can reveal this The Google Nexus 2013. Are you ready for it?

The Next Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 2?) Mockup Created by Killu-Chan

Well, isn’t this a pleasant surprise? After so many Nokia and Apple concepts here’s a device focused on the Google experience. This is the Next Galaxy Nexus, or maybe you want to dub it Galaxy Nexus 2. I supposed it’s made by Samsung, since the designer didn’t mention that aspect, although some elements of its design make me think about Motorola.
The Next Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 2?) Mockup Created by Killu Chan
The Next Galaxy Nexus features a Super AMOLED display with 5 inch diagonal and 720p resolution, plus Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Other specs include 32GB of storage, 8GB of RAM (?!), HSDPA 42 Mbps connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 with MHL and USB on the go. The camera at the back is a 12 megapixel sensor with autofocus, LED flash and simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, image stabilization and face and smile detection.
The device features a front 2 megapixel camera with 720p capture at 30 fps, while the camera at the back does 1080p video capture at 30 fps. The battery inside the Galaxy Nexus 2 is a 3200 mAh unit and the OS on board is Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. As the brain of the smartphone we have the quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core 2 GHz processor, with GPU ULP GeForce. Killu-Chan did a great job with this design, that looks a bit more sci-fi than the curved Galaxy Nexus.

Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo

Since it’s a hot summer, one can relax with a lighter phone concept such as the Coca Cola mobile, created by David Carrillo. Enough with the highest end quad core smartphones and let’s have some fun! The handset is a slider that has a main part shaped like a coke can and a numeric keypad under the sliding part.
Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo
There’s a main front button that looks like a small trackpad (it could be one in fact), a camera at the back and a front camera, too. The device is a bit bulky, but it’s one of those one time only devices, like the plastic cameras people bought years ago for holidays. I have to say that I like the black model the most, especially if the red parts of the design are illuminated as well. The identity of the brand Coca Cola is well preserved in the handset, to be honest.
The Spanish designer didn’t mention any specs or OS, but I imagine something like this: 3 megapixel camera, 2GB of storage, maybe even Android on board and a 3 inch touch display. Also, I expect a ton of custom Coca Cola apps to be available on the handset. Would you buy this for fun?
Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo
Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo
Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo
Coca Cola Concept Mobile Phone Created by David Carrillo

Sony Xperia U 2 Runs Android 4.0, Has Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU

Ben Ling is back with one of his minimalistic concepts, that involves making a follow-up for an already existing Xperia phone. The modifications are minor in this case, as far as the Sony Xperia U 2 is concerned. We’re dealing with a dual core 1.2 GHz phone, with a 3.7 inch display that’s scratch resistant.
Sony Xperia U 2 Runs Android 4.0, Has Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU
Xperia U 2 has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a front 1.3MP shooter and the main cam does both 720p video capture and 8x digital zoom. The device measures 12.5mm in thickness, weighs 119 grams and its specs list includes Android 4.0, 512MB of RAM, while the CPU is of the Cortex A9 kind. This model has 12GB of internal storage, 291 ppi pixel density, xLOUD audio and Sony Mobile Bravia Engine technology.
Other specs include Bluetooth 4.0, multitouch for up to 8 fingers and a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The design follows the usual Xperia styling of 2012, with a rectangular form factor, matte back area and the majority of buttons on one of the sides. Also there are 3 capacitive buttons below the display. I’m not that impressed frankly!

Sony CX Concept, the Rebirth of the Cyber-shot

Since Concept Phones dates from 2008, I’m sure you remember our many Cyber-shot and Sony Walkman designs, but sadly it’s been a while since we’ve seen one of those. We usually got them from the Esato board and now here they are again, with a brand new Cyber-shot phone of 2012, created by forum member Reeflotz, Kevin Lim in real life.
Sony CX Concept, the Rebirth of the Cyber shot
For starters it runs Android, most likely Ice Cream Sandwich and it uses the button display that reminds me of the Xperia Ray, with that semicircle of light around the Home button. The buttons on the side remind me of the Xperia Arc, while the overall front design fits with the new generation of Xperia U, P and S (flat and rectangular). This is an Xperia model, as shown by the back logo and also at the back we find a speaker, a 12.1 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss technology and the flash (Xenon?).
The back of the Sony Xperia CX 2012 Cyber-shot totally reminds me of the old school Cyber-shot units, to be frank. Sony don’t actually need to change anything about the designs of their phones, that have been great for the past years. They just need to adapt their specs to the modern world and include kickass cameras, audio systems and processors. Will they make it?
Sony CX Concept, the Rebirth of the Cyber shot

HTC One Desire is a HTC Flyer Successor, a 7 Inch Beats Audio Tablet

Bob Freking strikes again, this time with a HTC tablet concept. This model is called HTC One Desire and it’s the follow-up to the HTC Flyer, meaning it will have a 7 inch display and Beats Audio tech this time. HTC is actually rumored in real life to be making a tablet, a quad core bigger model codenamed Vertex.
HTC One Desire is a HTC Flyer Successor, a 7 Inch Beats Audio Tablet
Back to our HTC tablet design, this one has phone capabilities, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4.0 and uses the 7 inch format with pull down notifications. As you know Jelly Bean looks differently on 7 and 10 inch tablets. At the back of the HTC One Desire there’s an 8 megapixel camera, while upfront there’s a 2 megapixel shooter, with ImageSense technology. The specs include an ARM15 Snapdragon processor and a polycarbonate case. This tablet’s screen is a 7 inch 1080p unit, based on Super LCD 2 technology.
Other features include 2GB of RAM and stylus support, with a pretty big pen with an earpiece for calling and microphone, also with Beats technology. Bob Freking sees this as a “beastly flagship”, that combines the great things of the One devices and the Desire units.
HTC One Desire is a HTC Flyer Successor, a 7 Inch Beats Audio Tablet
HTC One Desire is a HTC Flyer Successor, a 7 Inch Beats Audio Tablet