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This "Spinner" Windows Phone concept handset proposes a swivel camera and aluminum body

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While smartphones with swivel / rotating / flippable cameras are becoming more and more popular (at least in Asia), there’s not a single model to run Windows Phone - they’re all based on Android. Probably with that in mind, Phone Designer created a concept smartphone called Spinner, which is based on Windows Phone and includes a rotating camera.

Unlike the swivel cameras that we’ve seen until now, the one that the Spinner concept proposes is situated on the upper right corner of the device, thus giving it a distinct look. What’s more, the imaginary handset is made out of aluminum and plastic, these aspects also contributing to its unusual design. The phone has a 4.7-inch display of unspecified resolution, and is only 7mm thick - thus being comparable to an iPhone 6 (as you’ll see in the images included below).

Like most concept phones, the Spinner will most likely never become a real device. But maybe - by accident or not - someday we’ll see some handsets that resemble it. Would you like that to happen?

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posted on 29 Nov 2014, 02:35 21

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Very unusual but stunning design.
I'd love to have it!

Look's like something Vertu's/Porsche's design team would create.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 03:19 5

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yeah great design. I love square designs especially on a WP. If its WP I'll always prefer square edged designs .

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 03:36

8. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


And I want to swivel throw an AXE at these unrealistic concept designers. Why can they design feasible concepts instead?

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 05:20

11. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


can't*

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 05:27

12. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Wouldn't you just shoot a black arrow at it?

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 06:58

15. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


that's true, bluebeetle..... too bad we couldn't have you on arrow. Also If you watched arrow Season 1 finale, you would have noticed that I swivel threw something at john diggle.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 06:33 4

14. sapibuntinx (Posts: 57; Member since: 08 May 2013)


even without the spinning camera, the design is still better than samesung galaxy s5

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 07:52 4

16. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


lol there's always one of you in a comment section.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 23:37

28. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


we're DC comics characters after all.

posted on 30 Nov 2014, 19:52 2

32. kevin91202 (Posts: 584; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


"even without the spinning camera, the design is still better than samesung galaxy s5" -sapibuntinx

Yes, because comparing a real design (S5) to a fake one (spinning camera) makes you seem smart. I also have a lightsaber that is MUCH better than a regular metal sword, or even a handgun that shoots bullets. Also, I travel the galaxy in a flying saucer. Much easier than those propellant-based rocket ships. That's so 20th century...

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 08:00

33. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


He tried really hard to make it seem like he wasn't..

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 22:03

26. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


This is just more work for me lol. I still prefer 2 cameras opposed to 1. Already had a swivel camera phone from Sky, back in 2002 lol

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 02:40 4

2. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Love the design. The only thing it misses is a camera button.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 02:43

3. TerryTerius (Posts: 1924; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Though I understand complex designs are difficult to implement in real life and thus are doomed to be flights of fancy... It'd really be nice to see a major company take on some of the more bold ideas shown by various artists. Oftentimes it's not even as if some of these concept phones are so vastly different than what's on the market that they'd be difficult to actually create. Makes me wonder why there hasn't been anyone that's hired some of these designers and turned their more feasible ideas into reality. At the very least we'd have more aesthetically interesting devices and greater diversity among the OEM's instead of endless isles of slightly different takes on familiar frames. Turns out there are many, may ways to make a rectangle interesting ^_^

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 03:08

4. kiza_88 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


nice design i like it

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 03:22

6. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Interseting design, but really sharp edges though. Seems like it'll be hard to hold.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 03:26 2

7. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


excellent concept.. hope it becomes mainstream one day.. and is available with Android 2..

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 08:16 1

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Android 2? 2009 called. It wants you back. Do you even tech, bro?

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 10:05

18. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


Android 2 is code for the next Android project... when they scrap it, make it more like iOS with Windows' Live Tiles, and sold exclusively through Amazon.

Do YOU even tech? :-P

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 10:15

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Apparently not.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 10:59

21. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sounds more like a crappy troll/sarcasm comment than anything.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 05:00

10. aipom (Posts: 39; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Awesome!!!

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 05:50

13. xondk (Posts: 1588; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


As long as they learn from the mistakes of the first swivel camera's and make sure the hinge/rotating mechanism/whatever, is made of preferably durable metal it might work well, however if there's anything the first ones showed it was if there is something loose on your phone, be it for turning, opening e.t.c. make it very durable or people will break it a ton.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 10:48

20. inlinev (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Feb 2014)


No capacitive or on-screen buttons for Home, Search and Back buttons. A concept should include those as a part of the representation as well. Beyond that, the use case for a swiveling camera is pretty thin. The rest of the design is attractive but it isn't mind bending.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 11:39

22. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


I call it the "HTC One W8 Spin"

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 11:57

23. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


sexy ass windows phone

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 19:29

24. fuithapaa (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


Awesome concept! WP fits really well.

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 19:38

25. feli_g (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


F'ckin sexy!

posted on 29 Nov 2014, 22:29

27. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


That is one HOT phone, true, a dedicated cam button be nice, also, the WP live tile window absolutely compliments it. Damn that is HOT

posted on 30 Nov 2014, 00:41

29. kurama. (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


Looks cool.

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