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Xbox One smartphone concept is one of the most interesting we've seen in a while

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Xbox One smartphone concept is one of the most interesting we've seen in a while
We love smartphone concepts. We can't help it. They always offer an interesting break from the rumor mill, and allow for a bit of a flight of fancy. Unfortunately, the bigger the rumor mill gets, the fewer concept renders there are because designers don't have to dream about what's coming next, we already basically know. But, a new concept is out showing what it could be like if Microsoft were to build an Xbox One smartphone.

O2 Guru, TechRadar and 3D Video artist Raphael came together to design the Xbone smartphone and ended up deciding it should be a phablet. The theoretical specs include a 6-inch 1080p display, an octacore processor, 4 GB RAM, 128GB of storage (plus microSD slot), and a 25MP rear camera. There would also be a 15MP front camera which supposedly would offer Kinect-like functionality, and bumper triggers on the side. Interestingly, the idea is to have the device dual-boot Windows Phone 8 and the Xbox Live OS, just like how the Xbox One runs Windows and Xbox OS. 

And, for the topper, you would obviously be able to connect the phone to an Xbone controller and play just like the NVIDIA Shield. All in all, it looks like it would make for a pretty slick piece of hardware. If only it were real. 


source: TechRadar

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posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:43 8

1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2685; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Cool concept, I suppose, but it would never happen. This would cost more than double the console.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:03

6. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Just got my ONE in the mail like 15 minutes ago at the office. Would love to see something like this, but you're right, it's hard to tell how much it would cost. One can always dream though.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:48

2. xosman (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


can someone tell me why they kiss xbox butt everytime i mean the ps4 i way better make a concept about it

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:16 6

7. timepilot84 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Yeah, because anything positive about something I don't like is butt-kissing. Anything negative about something I like is hating.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:55

12. papss (unregistered)


Cause it's badass

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 17:47

23. _PHug_ (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


The Xbox gets kissed up to because it's better.
The last good playstation was the PS2

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:49 3

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3293; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Xbox sucks. This concept is very cool though!

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:55 6

11. papss (unregistered)


Your mom suxs

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:21 8

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And your manner as well.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 16:17 1

19. papss (unregistered)


You troll then it's all free game.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 14:08 3

17. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3293; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Thanx.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:00

4. JDeus01 (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 May 2013)


so its called xbone? x-bone???

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:01 3

5. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


What's so special about this?
Time for Sony to make Xperia Play 2.
Instead of the slide out mechanism, it should simply be shipped with the dual shock mobile accessory .

If Sony were smart, they should do it and ditch the Vita, plus gear their gaming studios towards making Android games

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:03

14. buccob (Posts: 1555; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree... Sony should make at least 2 versions of the next Xperia Play... (Like we have for tablets) one with only Wi-Fi, just for multimedia and gaming... kind of like the current Vita, so it can be targeted to the same audience Shiel is, AND/OR (maybe just scrapping the previous one) a Celphone version that can be targeted to people looking for integration and having all in one.

I once was agains integration, but today my primary Everything is my phone... GPS, Gaming Console, Camera, Web Browsing... and everything else is secondary.

Maybe the Dual Shock Accessory should be made like the Camera thing they already sell.. QX10 QX100... like a Moga Controller...

But remember that they are already making Phones compatible with the official Dual Shock Controller... so maybe they dont want to make the hybrid again

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 15:31

18. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I think you'd make it unnecessarily complicated.

It's a simple logic. Sony has to keep it's handheld gaming alive and numbers are very suggestive - they sold in excess of 5 million Xperia Z phones in the quarter, in comparison to some 1.7million Vitas that cost half less and have no profit margin.

So what makes sense for Sony is simply to shift the focus on Android gaming software and make all their flagship phones tuned up for gaming, so that the two push and complement each other.
It could be done with bundled high quality titles and said dual shock accessory that would be specially tailored for smartphones - smaller and lighter than standard dualshock, and with ability to power up the phone while playing (perhaps even wirelessly )

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 15:54

29. buccob (Posts: 1555; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


You are right, maybe that is what they should do. I really wonder why they haven't tried something like this already.... The focus in phones have been in the camera department too much, but gaming makes more revenue

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:07

30. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


They haven't tried it seriously because they were trying to push Vita obviously.
And while Android as a gaming platform is having explosive growth with 80 percent of Google play revenue coming from games (and this revenue already being much higher than Nintendo and Sony handheld revenue combined), the full profile AAA games are still not enough popular there.
Casual titles that can be played without dedicated hardware and beastly specs are dominating the landscape of mobile gaming culture.

It will take some more time until developers dare to go all out with hardcore titles on Android, as well as for hardcore gamers to accept the platform as a viable option.
But things are shaping up

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:24

8. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I wish they would have done something like the Tegra Shield. Maybe they could develop a similar product with one of AMD's APUs that could boot into a customized Windows RT that was designed to play Xbox games and connect with the Xbox. The system itself could also connect wirelessly to the Xbox and function as a controller. Games like BF4 that can utilize a tablet as a supplementary screen would be great.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:25

9. jellmoo (Posts: 703; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


You know, concept renders are fun and all, but I get bored when they decide to throw everything and the kitchen sink into the concept, as though that were somehow innovative. Putting together a device that would likely cost $1500+ to get into consumer hands is hardly innovative, and doesn't make for a compelling idea.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:42

10. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Dumb concept, seriously dumb and boring.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 17:49 2

24. _PHug_ (Posts: 395; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Guess it should be made by nokia and be candy apple red or bumblebee yellow to excite you.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:01

13. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Sony and I think Nokia already did the controller/phone thing. This concept looks a lil like that Nvidia console Shield.

And for Sony again....Vita remote play.....just not a phone and no Eye Toy camera. For those that dont have a Vita...it works fine with the PS3, I imagine it works even better with the PS4.

Cool concept tho. Maybe MS needs to release a handheld gaming console.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:51

16. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Just make a handheld Xbox gaming console with phone capabilities.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 16:39

20. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Can't believe they would list imaginary specs

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 16:40 1

21. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Shut up and take my money...

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 16:50

22. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


I honestly dislike Xbox but this would be pretty cool and would most likely sell windows phones faster then any new Lumia model.. Unless this was created to be a new lumia model.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 18:06

25. gd761 (Posts: 110; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


I couldn't care less for XBox, but a Phone with those Specs, Build the Damn thing Now!!!!!!
I Want it Just for the Specs.
One thing that wasn't listed was about the Speakers - Sound that this Phone Should or Could have.
Since it's definitely a MULTIMEDIA PHONE, it NEEDS VERY GOOD SPEAKERS with GREAT SOUND!!!!

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 04:48

26. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


If they were to ever create a phone like that now, its all over for mobile gaming.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 08:43

27. ray2009376 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


Both systems have sold well and about even, so listen no ones better or worse. Each system has its own unique edge. Here some date below:

The estimations by IDC are in line with recent sales figures released by the companies. Microsoft has said that as of September 2012 it sold 70 million units of its gaming device, while Sony has announced it sold 70.2 million. Nintendo sold over 97 million Wii units through the same month.

I just want both company's to do amazing and innovative designs like this and the first to do will be the future ground breaker!!!

Get to work Microsoft and Sony!!

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 12:52

28. colinkiama (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


They should integrate the xbox one dashboard into windows phone now as an update

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