8 awesome Android phone concepts to feast your eyes on
With Android now being the dominant smartphone platform, it’s no wonder that a lot of the handset concepts made in the last years are related to Google’s OS. Of course, there’s also a myriad of iPhone concepts, but we’re not going to talk about that right now. Instead, we’ll present you a selection of the most awesome Android phone concepts seen lately. Feel free to comment and let us know if you have any favorites.
While flexible displays are already here, and there are a couple of smartphones that use them (Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex), there’s still a long way to go before fully flexible smartphones arrive. But when they will be ready for mass production, they may be similar, in some ways, to the Galaxy Skin - a concept designed back in 2011. The Galaxy Skin is completely bendable, thus it’s supposed to feature not just a flexible screen and flexible case, but also a flexible battery. The concept was created as part of a Samsung Talent Program in Seoul, South Korea. So, who knows, maybe Samsung will have a real device like this in the future.
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept
There’s no Google Nexus smartphone to sport a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but what if there was? The Nexus P3 is a concept that includes not just a QWERTY keyboard, but also a gamepad and an extra battery - all being interchangeable modules that you could use depending on what you need the device for. Source.
Google Nexus P3 concept
Yes, this Google Motorola X Phone concept (which has a 4.7-inch display) resembles an iPhone, but there’s something pretty cool about the way Android looks on it. Of course, we’ll never see anything like this from Motorola (not to mention the fact that we’ll likely also never see a PureView camera on an Android device). Source.
Google Motorola X Phone concept
Here’s another Motorola concept, this time called Nexus +. It proposes a 5-inch display, carbon fiber back, a magnesium frame, and dual speakers on the front. According to the latest rumors, Motorola might indeed make a Nexus device, but it’s said that this is a large 5.9-inch one - so this right here will probably remain just a concept. Source.
Motorola Nexus + concept
This Galaxy F / S5 Premium concept was created before we knew that Samsung’s much anticipated metal-made smartphone isn’t exactly an S5 variant, but a smaller handset called Galaxy Alpha. The all-metal back of this concept certainly gives it a distinct look, though the shape of it may seem awkward to some. Source.
Samsung Galaxy F / S5 Premium concept
Here’s what a Nexus 6 made by Google and HTC could look like. The concept includes a 5.7-inch display, BoomSound speakers, and a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Source.
Google HTC Nexus 6 concept
Google’s Nexus smartphones have become bigger and bigger, but what if one of the new models will be smaller? Meet the Sony Nexus Compact, which obviously borrows the idea of its design from Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact. The Nexus Compact is water-resistant, and features a 4.3-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Source.
Sony Nexus Compact concept
Luxury phone maker Mobiado teamed up with sports car maker Aston Martin to create a smartphone concept called CPT002. This proposes a transparent touchscreen display that holds together two platinum bars (where the battery, processor and everything else should fit). Of course, it’s hard to believe we’ll see anything like this in the real world anytime soon. Then again, the future is, as always, unpredictable.
Mobiado Aston Martin CPT002 concept
1. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1238; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
galaxy skix pic 3 thats what we all wanted the gs5 to be, not the crap we got, the htc nexus 6 i buy in heart beat if 5 inch screen or 5.1 no bigger, just stupid after that size really sony nexus beautiful
7. sgodsell (Posts: 1437; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Hey where is project Ara? That runs Android as well. I think the designs from that are pretty awesome.
15. Florin.T (Posts: 128; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)
Project Ara isn't just a concept. Google is making it real.
4. TRANSLATION (unregistered)
I miss the days when there use to be phones with different form factors!
5. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I like the samsung skin & galaxy nexus with changeable keyboard/gamepad/batteryextention.
8. Neo_Huang (Posts: 723; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
What I want is a phone with the design of that leaked phone that was supposedly the ZTE Nubia Z7.
11. yassin10 (unregistered)
i loved the sony nexus thing the most
12. AfterShock (Posts: 2985; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Some cool ideas.
Thanks for the article PA.
13. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Galaxy Skin and Galaxy F are by far the best concepts! Simply amazing~~
14. marcski07 (Posts: 571; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
nopes: Galaxy skin (flexible screen is okay, but not this crap concept, flip phone would be nice), motorola X (iphone ripoff than huawei's p6 and p7)
meh: motorola nexus (okay design, but no wow factor.)
cools: aston martin (cool concept, but definitely i won't buy it, 1st: it will be expensive 2nd: durability, i doubt it'll survive a minor fall.) google nexus p3 concept (definitely a good concept for gamers , but sliding phones are prone for display ribbon damage, definitely expensive for repairs)
wants: samsung s5 premium / F, htc, sony.
21. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)
the biggest problem I see with the Aston Martin one (or any transparrent screen device) is unless you hold it up to a blank white background the image you see through the display would distort/conflict with the image the phone is displaying
16. Airostotle (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)
Please make the p3!! I'm sure it's definitely craftable. Looks less difficult to make than the other concepts for sure
17. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Nexus p3 is the most awesome among these concept,will surely take gaming to another level.
18. luis.d (Posts: 210; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Beautiful stuff, hard to choose a favorite!
19. Charlie_boy (Posts: 64; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
I'll take the P3.. versatile with the mods (battery, keyboard, game controller). It's like they gave the nexus a taste of Project Ara.
Sony Nexus Compact is nice. Although, how about a Z1 (or Z3) Compact GPE edition. I believe that is more possible.
Overall, great stuff. Wish manufacturers would be more bold in getting these to the market.
20. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Companies should consider pay more attention to concept desgins, sometimes people end loving more these designs than the actual products...