What is forming to be a second major trend at MWC this year, besides the quad-core processors, is the excessive attention that is being given to design in the new Android phones from the major manufacturers.
This time around the new design paradigms don't only portray themselves in the high-end, high-margin handsets, but also trickle down to the mid-rangers and even the entry level phones of the new Android season.
LG has introduced the L-Style
with a number of points it is paying more attention to - from premium materials through ergonomics, to the "floating mass" display that is closer to the surface of the phone. Sony came up with the Iconic Identity
design, marked by the transparent illuminated thin strip at the bottom of its new Xperia phones, that emphasizes the display, serves as a notification bar with different colors, but is also pragmatic in housing the antenna for improved connectivity. And at the end of the day we had HTC, which has not only outdone itself outing its thinnest premium aluminum design with the One S
, but also ventured away from its beaten path by using unibody polycarbonate for its one and only flagship the HTC One X
We were thus wondering do you already have a favorite design concept in the new lines of phone that were demonstrated today by the major Android manufacturers? If you want to chip into the discussion which new chassis is your favorite and why, sound off in the comments below.
- MWC 2012 marks a trend of new design concepts from the major Android manufacturers, which one do you like the most?
LG's "timeless" L-Style with the "floating mass" displays
Sony's "Iconic Identity" design in the new Xperia line
HTC's slim unibody aluminum and polycarbonate chassis
I'll wait and see what Samsung has done with Galaxy S III