The talented concept artists from the Apple Conspiracy are at it again, after producing the awesome titanium Nokia FX800 render
, which allegedly got to some Nokia employees attention, although the Finns might already have been working on the praised metal-clad Lumia Catwalk
by the time.
This time the team is voicing their opinion on the Galaxy S IV
, and its leaked design
you might have seen here and there, by staging a new concept render
, this time directly titled Galaxy S VI
, to indicate where they want Samsung to be heading with the flagship Galaxy line in the future.
The render doesn't reiterate specs wishes this time, as who knows what the future will bring, but rather hints at the desire for Samsung to dazzle and wow going forward, that's why they directly skipped a generation, the team says:
After seeing myriads of Galaxy S IV concepts in past couple of months - which is only a reflection of culturological importance of this device (because it's on a way to replace the iconic nature of iPhone), we decided to give up serious work on concept and turn to more humorous approach.
The linear "progression" of technology in terms of bumping up specs and distancing phones from humanly measures makes the design process very unnatural and ultimately boring. Thus we have made a turnaround, and replaced designation IV to VI, in hope that humane design will once again be a part of mobile phone industry.
It includes technologies we have yet to implement, but it's our only way of giving justice to the so-much-used word "innovation" without just being a marketing term. In our opinion, only in next couple of years we could have some real progress in this matter. But new models have to be launched in ever shorter time intervals, and justify their "innovation" by masking the real problems.
So we made this version, the Galaxy S VI, which would take the existing concept of smartphone to a new levels. Among other things, it includes return to smaller screen size (4.5"), larger frame/edge around screen (because it's more ergonomical despite almost everyone thinks there should be edge-to-edge screens just to integrate larger diagonal in smaller body), more advanced wide-gamut OLED tech, and finally, the non-rectangular surface of the screen, which nevertheless places traditional "rectangle" of 1920x1200 resolution in it, and the rest uses for additional functionality.
The device would be extremely thin but with smooth surfaces, and made of plastic (yes, because it's not so bad after all) with new generation of protective nano-coating called Hyperskin. Oh, and one more thing - there are no more 3.5 mm audio jack and charging/data terminals - everything would go wireless, even the charging and listening to music.
This Galaxy S VI concept actually ties up with the innovation analysts' musings we posted yesterday
, who think that the S IV will be the last high-end "in Apple's shadow
" that Samsung will make. They shared the opinion that the Koreans will employ significant resources to come up with something truly unique next, although they were more optimistic, and have set 2014 for the period where Samsung's inventions, like the YOUM displays
, will crawl out of the lab and proof-of-concept stages, to make a cameo in an eventual Galaxy S V next year.
Have a look at the designers' dreams and desires in the Galaxy S VI concept art slideshow below, and tell us what you think - would and should Samsung breaking away from the Galaxy line heritage to such an extent one day?
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Awesome Galaxy S VI concept skips a generation, hints at where Samsung should head after the S IV