8 awesome Android phone concepts to feast your eyes on

8 awesome Android phone concepts to feast your eyes on
Most of the concept phones that we’re usually seeing don’t ever get to become real devices. Even so, some of the ideas that concepts are presenting are eventually implemented, in one way or another, in products that we can buy. That’s the beauty of concept designs: you can imagine anything, including things that are not technically possible - knowing (or hoping) that they will be possible someday.

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.

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 Motorola X Phone

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.

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.

Samsung Galaxy F / S5 Premium

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.

Google HTC Nexus 6

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.

Sony Nexus Compact

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.

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.



1. engineer-1701d unregistered

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: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hey where is project Ara? That runs Android as well. I think the designs from that are pretty awesome.

15. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Project Ara isn't just a concept. Google is making it real.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Aston Martin Sony Nexus

3. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Any type of flexible screen I'll lake.

4. TRANSLATION unregistered

I miss the days when there use to be phones with different form factors!

5. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I like the samsung skin & galaxy nexus with changeable keyboard/gamepad/batteryextention.

6. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Some of these concepts are outrageous!

8. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What I want is a phone with the design of that leaked phone that was supposedly the ZTE Nubia Z7.

9. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Nexus 6 Red

10. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Definetly Nexus P3

11. yassin10 unregistered

i loved the sony nexus thing the most

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Some cool ideas. Thanks for the article PA.

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Galaxy Skin and Galaxy F are by far the best concepts! Simply amazing~~

14. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 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: 6; Member since: Aug 01, 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: Nov 09, 2013

Nexus p3 is the most awesome among these concept,will surely take gaming to another level.

18. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Beautiful stuff, hard to choose a favorite!

19. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Companies should consider pay more attention to concept desgins, sometimes people end loving more these designs than the actual products...

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